Queen's Surf Beach in Waikiki.

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Queen's Surf Beach

Top choice in Waikiki

Just south of Kuhio Beach, the namesake beach for the famous surf break is a great place for families as the waves are rarely large when they reach shore but they are still large enough for bodyboarding, which means older kids can frolic for hours. Also, there are lifeguards. At the south end of the beach, the area in front of the beach pavilion is popular with the local gay community.

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