Off the Beaten Path: Oahu's Top 5 Hidden Beaches
O'AHU, HI — April 12 —
Hawaii is indeed famous for its stunning beaches, but many tend to stick to the most well-known destinations, such as Waikiki and Lanikai. While these beaches are undoubtedly beautiful, there are so many other hidden gems to explore across Oahu. With the help of the Beaches App we will help you escape the crowds and discover the island's secluded shorelines. From quiet coves to stunning snorkeling spots, Oahu's hidden beaches offer something for those who seek a more private, serene, and unforgettable beach experience.
Here are the top 5 hidden beaches in Oahu:
Makapu'u Beach is located on the southeast side of Oahu. This secluded beach offers stunning views of the ocean and the nearby islands. Due to the strong current and waves, swimming here is recommended only for the strongest of swimmers. Makapu'u makes up for its rough water with a scenic hike through the hills of O'ahu to reach the Makapu'u Lighthouse.
Located on the North Shore, Kawela Bay is a secluded and beautiful beach that's tucked away from the more popular tourist spots. The beach is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers stunning views of the mountains in the background. The water is usually calm in the summer months and perfect for swimming and snorkeling. It's also a great spot for kayaking, paddle-boarding, and relaxing on the sand.
Kahe Point Beach Park
"The Electric Beach", located on the west side of Oahu, is known for its clear waters and abundance of marine life. It's a popular spot for snorkeling and diving, with the opportunity to see sea turtles, dolphins, and even sharks.
Kualoa Beach Park
Kualoa Beach Park is located on the east side of Oahu, near the Kualoa Ranch. This quiet beach offers breathtaking views of the Kualoa Mountains and the nearby Mokoli'i Island. It's perfect for swimming and picnicking as well as fishing and surfing. It's a great spot for a peaceful day by the water and a chance to get away from the crowds.
Halona Beach Cove
Also known as "Eternity Beach," is another hidden gem on Oahu that's worth adding to the list. It's located on the southeast side of the island and is accessible via a short hike. The beach is known for its geological seclusion, turquoise waters, and soft sand. It's a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing, but be careful of the strong currents.
Learn more about these beaches and find other hidden gems with the Beaches App!