Ahu O Laka – Ahu O Laka, also known as The Sandbar, it’s a must see destination when traveling to Oahu. It’s located in Kaneohe Bay about 1 mile from Heeia Kea Pier. The best way to reach there is by boat, if that option is not available, then you can rent a kayak.
This place is hot spot for locals, plan a trip to Ahu O Laka over week days, otherwise be ready to see a crowded beach over weekends. Remember to carry a protection from the sun, as provision for shade is not available. Check the calendar for tide, its better to visit Ahu O Laka during low tide.
Lanikai Beach -The sea is incredibly clear and blue, and it is really calming. Mokuluas is located offshore from the island, and it is a favorite location for both locals and tourists. The public can only gain access via walkways. Remember to respect the privacy of the locals when visiting this beach. There are no lifeguards.
Kailua Beach Park – If you plan on visiting this beach on weekends, arrive early to secure a prime place and beat the crowds. The Beach Park is gorgeous, long, and sandy. The offshore water contains no hazardous objects; the waters are classified as Class A. Swimming, surfing, and boating are all permitted. A brackish water pool is located behind the beach. The flood and drain waters from the Kaelepulu Canal fill this pool.
Marine offshore water becomes contaminated by heavy rain. Otherwise, the marine water quality is great. This beach is also known as “Family Friendly Beach,” and it is ideal for picnics and birthday parties. There are lifeguards on duty here. There are some really great Private and Customized Tours you can book on Oahu to experience all the beaches and the scenery Oahu has to offer.
Maunawili Falls – When visiting Maunawili Falls, remember to bring your camera to capture the incredible splendor. Maunawili Falls is a big swimming hole fed by a 20-foot-high waterfall. The water is deep, yet the rocks are spaced apart. Check the beneath surface of the water before jumping in from the rocks! The trail is simple and well-liked by local children.
Sand Island Recreational Area – is a cool spot tucked behind an industrial zone. This is not a popular site, but once you arrive, you will be blown away by the cool environment. This location is ideal for family picnics. This location has the advantage of being uncrowded.
Haleiwa Town – If you live on the north coast, you can visit some cool stores in Haleiwa Town and buy small stuff for yourself or your loved ones.
Waimea Bay – If your vacation itinerary does not include Waimea Bay, you will be missing out on something very significant.
Here you can enjoy some of the biggest waves in the world; during winter months some of the waves are over 30 feet high. This beach is not suitable for amateur surfers, it is only for experts.
Haunama Bay – is the best destination for the snorkelers. Water here is very calm and clean and one can enjoy the colorful tropical fishes. An entry fee for non-locals is 5 dollars and $1 parking fees. But this fee is worth when compared to the fun and beauty this beach offers. Reach out to this place early as it gets crowded and water gets cloudier as number of people increases.
Waikiki Beach – is the most famous beach in the world. It’s on the south shore, which is made up of five smaller beaches. South shore beaches are also known as family beaches. Swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, catamaran, outrigger canoe excursions, snorkeling, tide pooling, and recreational activities such as family picnics are all available at beaches.
Sandy Beach – is a popular spot for body surfers. Check with lifeguards before entering the sea, as tides can be treacherous at times.