The Beach Guide

Waikīkī Beach

The calm blue waters and two miles of pristine white sands attract millions of visitors to Waikiki Beach each year. Tourists flock to the shores for the mellow ocean and year-round, nice temperatures.

Waikiki Beach offers something for everyone. Swimming, surfing, dining, shopping, and live events are just a few of the highlights. 

On one side of the shore, you have the beautiful ocean while the other side is overlooked by high-rises and small boutique resorts mingled with commercial strips.

The ocean remains relatively calm throughout most of the year. Surfers love the Waikiki Beach for the long, rolling waves, which also make it the perfect spot for learning how to surf or stand-up-paddleboard.
There’s always something going on at Waikiki, and along with surfing, you will discover a host of fun activities, including outdoor events and live music. 

World-class dining and shopping are just a matter of steps from the beach, mostly found on the main strip – Kalakaua Avenue. This main thoroughfare is lined with high-end hotels and luxury, designer brand stores.

The Waikiki neighborhood reaches from Ala Wai Canal to the north andthe imposing form of Diamond Head to the east with the beach itself spanning about two miles.

A variety of popular attractions are also found nearby. From the beach, it is just a short trip to Chinatown, Iolani Palace, Hanauma Bay, and Pearl Harbor.

Nearest town/city

Honolulu

Activities

  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant

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