If you are planning a vacation at Oahu, you should definitely visit the beaches. There are a few renowned beaches in Oahu including Waikiki beach, Ala Moana Beach Park, Ehukai Beach Park, Waimanalo Recreation Area, Kawela Beach, Kailua Beach Park and Hukilau Beach Park. Waikiki beach is the most famous and longest beach in Hawaii. The coastline of the Waikiki beach is about 2 miles in length. Surrounding the Waikiki beach, there are plenty of facilities such as swimming, surfing, catamaran rental and etc. The high surf times at Waikiki beach take place during the summer months. You will find all kinds of facilities at the beaches in Oahu including phones, picnic areas, restrooms and etc.
Ala Moana Beach Park is a beautiful park that covers an area of 76 acres. Tourists can perform all kinds of recreational activities at the beach park including surfing, swimming and etc. If you are looking for a shaded picnic area, you can visit this beach park. There is a large area covered with grass. The field has plenty of trees to provide shades. Families who are planning an outing can come to the Ala Moana Beach Park.
Ehukai Beach Park is one of the most dangerous beaches in the world. It is dangerous because the waves frequently reach as high as 25 feet. During June – September, you must be careful of the stinging seafood if you want to go swimming. The spring and summer are the best seasons for swimming.
Waimanalo Recreation Area is suitable for performing surfing activities. Tourists do not frequently visit the beach. If you don’t like to visit a crowded beach, this beach will suit your needs. There are many ironwood trees in the area. The ironwood trees will provide shades for visitors who want to picnic in the area. You can also go swimming at the beach in Waimanalo Recreation Area.
Kawela Beach is situated on the eastern side of the Sunset Beach. Tourists can go snorkeling and swimming at the beach. You can also perform scuba diving at the beach in the summer. During the summer, the beach is calmer and has lesser waves. The sunset is exceptionally beautiful at the beach. In the winter, it can be dangerous to visit the beach because the waves can read as high as 50 feet.
Kailua Beach Park has a beach that is suitable for performing recreational activities such as swimming, wind surfing and etc. It is known as a world-class destination for wind surfers. You can take windsurfing lessons at the beach park. If you forget to bring the swimming gear, you can rent them from the rental gear. Tourists who want to do some recreational activities at the beach should look out for high surfing condition. The water at the beach has dangerous animals such as Portuguese Man of War, stinging limu and etc.
Hukilau Beach Park is famous for the Hukilau festival. In the Hawaiian language, huki is translated as pull while lau is translated as net. During the Hukilau festival, the local people will assemble together to pull the fishing nets. The festival was celebrated from the 1940s – 1970s. You can visit the beach to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.