Waikiki Beach is located in the Waikiki area of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, one of the islands of the US Hawaiian archipelago. Waikiki is the heart of Oahu and one of the best places to visit in Hawaii, with many hotels located right on this famous beach.
Waikiki Beach is the collective name of the beaches in the Waikiki area, of which there are 9 in total. Waikiki Beaches from west to east: 1) Kahanamoku Beach – Duke Kahanamoku Beach, 2) Fort Derussy Beach, 3) Gray’s Beach – Halekulani Beach, 4) Royal Moana Beach – Royal Hawaiian Beach, 5) Kuhio Beach – Prince Kuhio Beach, 6) Kapiolani Beach, 7) Queens Beach, 8) Kaimana Beach – Sans Souci Beach, 9) Outrigger Canoe Club Beach.
Each of the 9 sections of Waikiki Beach has its own characteristics and differs from the other in location, size, range of services and infrastructures.
The length of the Waikiki coastline is just over 3 km. This is a picturesque coastal strip covered with white sand and surrounded by calm blue-azure ocean waters on the one hand and beautiful high-rise residential buildings, luxury hotels and boutiques on the other.
The beach is the main attraction here, but after a day of outdoor adventure (excursions can be arranged at the hotel’s independent tourism and entertainment bureau), guests can look forward to live music and delicious Hawaiian food at the Kani Ka Pila Grill.
The most attractive for swimming is the western part of the beach, called the Kahanamoku Lagoon (or Hilton), where the waters are calmer and the coastline is quite extensive.
Waikiki is now a popular resort with a sandy beach surrounded by modern high-rises and is the most popular in Hawaii. Couples and families with children come here for relaxation on the ocean coast.Waikiki has the reputation of being a resort with maximum comfort. There are showers on the coast, umbrellas and sun loungers are available for rent. The infrastructure of the beach and its surroundings is developed at the highest level: there are many hotels, beach bars, souvenir shops and cafes right across the street.
Access : Coordinates: 21.2752, -157.8312 / The most convenient way to get to Waikiki Beach is by renting a car at Honolulu Airport. / Waikiki Beach is located less than 4 miles southeast of the city center and is accessible via multiple bus lines and the Waikiki Trolley.
/ Parking lots is limited in the area.
- Waikiki has been known as a surfing resort since the reign of the Hawaiian kings.Waikiki was brought into the international spotlight as the surfing Mecca by Duke Kahanamoku
- Most of the coastline is popular with surfers – mostly beginners- who are attracted by the long surf with small waves.
- Surfing competitions and canoe races are often held on the beach, and street musicians can be seen on the beach.
- The beach is open 24 hours a day / Kalakaua Avenue : Waikiki’s main street, named after King David Kalakaua, stretches for one mile from Beretania Street to the end of Kapiolani Park.
Activities : swimming with dolphins, surfing and paddleboarding lessons / Swimming in the eastern part of Waikiki is also the most attractive as it has a sandy bottom / incredible romantic ocean and sunset views /
/ Parasailing and boat rentals are available on the beach for coastal cruises and ocean fishing. / Shopping / Island-Hopping.
Go next : The surrounding area that is worth visiting. These include Diamond Head Crater , Pearl Harbor, Chinatown, Iolani Palace and Hanauma Bay./ Beaches nearby : Lanikay 17 km , Ko Olina 31 km ,Waimea 47 km , Sunset 49 km.