Kuhio Beach Park
Duke Kahanamoku Statue
On the waterfront on Kalakaua Ave, this wonderful statue of Duke Kahanamoku is always draped in colorful lei. The Duke was a real...
Wizard Stones of Kapaemahu
Near the police substation at Waikiki Beach Center, four ordinary-looking boulders are actually the legendary Wizard Stones of...
For an indoor workout in Waikiki, 24-Hour Fitness is a modern gym with cardio and weight machines and group classes.
Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Show
It all begins at the Duke Kahanamoku statue with the sounding of a conch shell and the lighting of torches after sunset. At the nearby...
Kuhio Beach Park information
If you’re the kind of person who wants it all, this beach offers everything from protected swimming to outrigger-canoe rides, and even a free sunset-hula and Hawaiian-music show. You’ll find restrooms, outdoor showers, a snack bar, surfboard lockers and beach-gear-rental stands at Waikiki Beach Center , near the friendly police substation.
The beach is marked on its opposite end by Kapahulu Groin, a walled storm drain with a walkway on top that juts out into the ocean. A low stone breakwater, called the Wall, runs out from Kapahulu Groin, parallel to the beach. It was built to control sand erosion and, in the process, two nearly enclosed swimming pools were formed.
The pool closest to Kapahulu Groin is best for swimming. However, because circulation is limited, the water gets murky with a noticeable film of sunscreen oils, especially later in the day.
Kapahulu Groin is one of Waikiki’s hottest bodyboarding spots. If the surf’s right, you can find a few dozen bodyboarders, mostly teenagers, riding the waves. These experienced local kids ride straight for the groin’s cement wall and then veer away at the last moment, thrilling the tourists watching them from the little pier above.