Kaʻalawai Beach

Beach in Kahala

Play in the lap of luxury at this little gem of a beach between Diamond Head and Black Point, though it's not the best for swimming. Normally uncrowded, it provides a glimpse of Doris Duke’s Shangri La estate. From the intersection of Diamond Head Rd and Kahala Ave, turn makai (seaward) onto Kulamanu St; then Kulamanu Pl heads off right down toward the beach. There’s limited parking on Kulamanu St.

From Waikiki, bus 14 stops nearby once or twice hourly. It's a pretty one-hour walk from Waikiki.