Fort DeRussy Beach

Beach in Waikiki

Less crowded than adjoining beaches, this often-overlooked beauty extends along the shore of its namesake military reservation. The water is usually calm and good for swimming, but it’s shallow at low tide. When conditions are right, windsurfers, bodyboarders and board surfers all play here. Usually open daily, beach-hut concessionaires rent bodyboards, kayaks and snorkel sets. A grassy lawn with palm trees offers some sparse shade, an alternative to baking on the sand.