Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Makaha

Makaha Beach Park

This beautifully arching beach invites you to spread out your towel and spend the day. Except for weekends and big surf days, you’ll likely have the place to yourself. Snorkeling is good during the calmer summer mon…
Top Choice Beach in Kaʻena Point State Park

Keawa'ula Beach

Some say this is the best sunset spot on the island. It certainly has the right west-facing orientation and a blissfully scenic mile-long sandy beach. You’ll find restrooms, showers and a lifeguard station at the pa…
Beach in Makaha

Papaoneone Beach

A beautiful, mostly deserted half-mile of sand sits behind the Hawaiian Princess and Makaha Beach Cabana condos. If you’re lucky, you may see green sea turtles in the surf early mornings or late evenings. There are …
Beach in Makaha to Ka‘ena Point

Makua Beach

Way back in the day, this beach was a canoe-landing site for interisland travelers. In the late ‘60s it was used as the backdrop for the movie Hawaii. Today there is little here beyond a golden stretch of sand, shru…
Beach in Waiʻanae

Pokaʻi Bay Beach Park

Protected by Kaneʻilio Point and a long breakwater, the beach is a real beauty. Waves seldom break inside the bay, and the sandy beach slopes gently. Calm, year-round swimming conditions make it perfect for children…
Beach in Kaʻena Point State Park

Kaʻena Point State Park

White-sand beaches and aqua-blue waters are the highlights of this somewhat-desolate state park that has a literal end-of-the-road feel. Car-parking areas can be rough and you'll see a few people living rough here a…
Beach in Ko Olina

Ko Olina Lagoons

Ko Olina's four artificial lagoons and beaches have calm waters that are perfect for kids, although the current picks up near the opening to the ocean. A wide, paved recreational path is ideal for a lazy sunset stro…
Beach in Maʻili

Maʻili Beach Park

This attractive beach has the distinction of being one of the longest stretches of white sand on the island. The grassy park that sits adjacent to the beach is popular with families having weekend barbecues. Like ot…
Beach in Kahe

Nanakuli Beach Park

This beach park lines the town of Kahe in a broad, sandy stretch that offers swimming, snorkeling and diving during the summer. In winter, high surf can create rip currents and dangerous shorebreaks. The park has a …
Beach in Kapolei Area

ʻEwa Beach Park

A huge grassy lawn and sizable pavilion attract large Hawaiian families to this somewhat-isolated beachfront on weekends. There’s always a spare table or two for a picnic, and a good view of Honolulu from the spit o…