A wide expanse of sloping sand, Waimanalo Beach is popular among families because of its good facilities, safe swimming, and space to play and relax.
It is the longest beach in Oahu and stretches more than five miles along the eastern shores. Visitors enjoy breathtaking views of the Koolau Mountains. Its location on the windward side of the island means that there is usually a pleasant sea breeze, a welcome relief in the heat of the summer.
The beach attracts beginning surfers because of its gentle and well-formed waves. The park nearby is equipped with barbecues, picnic tables, showers, and full restroom facilities. The ironwood forest that fringes the beach provides respite from the hot sun. Camping is available by permit for those who wish to extend their stay.
The Waimanalo Beach is easily accessible by road, about 40 minutes north of Waikiki, and there is plenty of parking slots.
The beach is often the scene of tropical weddings and many couples opt to have their photos taken in this picturesque setting. It has also been a prime location for a number of TV film crews: both Baywatch Hawaii and Magnum P.I. were filmed on its shores.
Hotels near the beach
Tourists can stay at one of the hotels, inns or B&Bs in Kailua or in Honolulu depending on their budget. Below is some of a list of the most popular accommodations:
Sharon’s Kailua Serenity B&B
Lanikai Beach Rentals
ManuMele Bed & Breakfast
Hawaii Sheffield House
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel
Hilton Waikiki Beach
- Disabled Access
- Car Parking
- Changing Rooms
Beach on the map41 Kalanianaole Hwy,
Waimanalo, HI 96795, United States