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Top Beaches on Oahu

Visiting Oahu is an incredible experience. The island is a lively place with a lot to do, offering activities for all ages and interests to fill the days and nights of your vacation, plus restaurants that are known for their unique dishes and fresh ingredients, showing off the diverse cuisine of Hawaii. Of course, one of the biggest reasons that you will be making your way to the island is for the beaches, and Oahu certainly features some beautiful beaches. Here are the top beaches on Oahu, where you can spend a day in the sun, enjoying the best weather on the planet while resting and relaxing in paradise.

Top Beaches on Oahu

Waikiki Beach
If you’re staying along Waikiki Beach, you will become very familiar with the stretch of sand on Oahu’s south shore. With gentle waves and powder soft sand, this beach is a great place to lounge, with modern amenities nearby. You can enjoy fun activities like surf lessons or sunset cruises that depart from the sand, or set up near one of the many hotels that line the sand and enjoy refreshing cocktails and great food while you enjoy the beach.

North Shore Beaches
How are we supposed to pick one beach on the North Shore? Of all the top beaches on Oahu, these are definitely near the top, if not the top beaches on the island. The most famous beaches are Sunset Beach, Pipeline, and Waimea Bay, known around the world for the winter surf that has helped to make the North Shore famous. In the summer, these beaches, along with many others along the North Shore, are great for relaxing in the sand, and when conditions are calm, swimming and snorkeling.

Kailua Beach
Located on the Windward Coast, Kailua Beach has been recognized as the top beach in the world. The soft sand and picturesque beauty are the perfect setting for a day of rest and relaxation, and with high winds, Kailua Beach is a great location for windsurfing.

Ala Moana Beach Park
Found a short distance from Waikiki Beach, Ala Moana might be the most complete beach in Hawaii, with ample parking, restrooms, lifeguards, and very calm ocean conditions. Families love Ala Moana Beach Park because it’s a protected cove that is the perfect place for everyone to stand-up paddle, swim, and play in the water.

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