Even in the dead of winter, the beaches of Hawaii are as glorious, warm, and beautiful as ever. With moderate temperatures all year round, Hawaii boasts some of the best scenery and warm waters on earth. It’s hard to identify which are “the best” when they are all truly something to marvel.
On the island of Oahu the coastline is gorgeous from east to west and north to south but if you’re looking to experience some of the most notable beaches on the island, we recommend checking these out .
Waikiki: World famous Waikiki Beach, which is Hawaiian for “spouting waters” has been one of the most well-known and visited beaches on the island. With Diamond Head crater in the background and plenty of activities, restaurants, and shops, it has become a top tourist destination. The waters are ideal for learning to surf just as the legendary Duke Kahanamoku did, becoming an iconic figure to the sport.
North Shore-Waimea Bay: This is another well-known beach due to its monstrous waves, which are referred to as Mavericks by the pros who surf them. The scenes we see on TV are even more epic and heart stopping in real life as waves come crashing in and surfers grab hold of their momentum. Although amazing for professionals, amateurs should really remain onlookers; avoiding danger and enjoying the beauty.
Kailua Beach: For adventurers who are looking to spend the day playing at the beach, this is the perfect spot to grab your toys and head to the water. Great for families as well, Kailua has a great town and beautiful waters. Many come to kayak, paddleboard, and even snorkel. Its less crowded sands allow for a more relaxed and local experience.
Many more beaches with picture perfect panoramas line the perimeter of Oahu, making your choices many but satisfaction is guaranteed. Treat them with respect and cherish their splendor so they may be enjoyed by others for generations to come.