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Waikiki Beach

Hawaii

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Hawaii’s Trendiest Beach

This quintessential Hawaiian beach sits snugly on the island of Oahu, watched over by the majestic Diamond Head volcanic remnants. As one of the archipelago’s most popular oceanfront stretches, Waikiki Beach brings together all of the elements of the Hawaiian lifestyle and culture that people from around the world crave.

Chilled-out surfers, fashionable sunbathers, fun-loving families and over-the-top-in-love honeymooners are drawn year-after-year to its lively shores.

If you’re a fan of palm trees, abundant waves, tropical urban chic and islander culture, you’ll be drawn to Waikiki Beach, too.

Activities Abound

Just like the city standing over it, Waikiki Beach is brimming with activity. Naturally, surfers converge here for the consistently strong waves, but visitors also love to partake in some snorkeling, swimming, body-boarding, paddle-boarding and anything else that can keep them in the warm, wonderful waters.

If simply taking in the view is more your thing, stick around and watch the sunset turn the sky into a palette of fiery colors, or enjoy a walk along the Waikiki Beach promenade.

Nearby Attractions

To get a taste of the area’s action, head to palm-tree-lined Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues, where upscale restaurants, cafes and luxury shops can keep you entertained for hours.

Tons of nearby attractions will compete for your time and attention. Don’t miss the Waikiki Aquarium, Pearl Harbor and Chinatown, and be sure to snap a photo of yourself with next to statue of iconic Hawaiian swimmer and surfer, Duke Kahanamoku.

Waikiki Beach at a Glance

City:Honolulu, Oahu

Country or State:Hawaii

Length of Beach:2 mile

Access:By car, by taxi, on foot

Best time to visit:September to November - hotel rates drop

High Season:December to March

Low Season:April to November

Facilities:

  • Restaurants, bars, nightlife on Kalakaua Ave
  • No lifeguards
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • White sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular