17 Best Beaches in Oahu for Families

If you are planning a family day out, we have found these to be the 17 best beaches in Oahu!

In the rest of the story, we’re going to look into why these 17 are the best beaches in Oahu for families and what you can do there with your little ones.

The combination of its large size and its not being as well known as some of the others means that the kids will be able to spread out and run around to their heart’s content.

Kuilima Cove

Residents or visitors to Honolulu can get their families over in no time to enjoy some of the most placid water around and an incredible view to boot.

Magic Island Lagoon

Pupukea Beach Park

There are actually two big locations that you can visit at the Pupukea Beach Park, and you can even do them on the same day to keep things interesting.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve 

Budding naturalists in your family will be able to explore the area and its incredible diversity of wildlife. Remember not to touch the corals, as they are protected here. 

Sherwood Beach Park has the distinction of housing the longest beach on Oahu, so it is perhaps ironic that it is so overlooked.

Sherwood Beach Park 

The collection of tide pools at Baby Makapu’u make it a great spot for toddlers to have a leisurely splash around in the water.

Baby Makapuʻu

Lanikai Beach is not strictly set up to be an intentional beach destination, so you’re likely to find few tourists there, and amenities are greatly limited, even parking.

Lanikai Beach

One of the prime beaches in Honolulu, Waikiki Beach is arguably the main beach destination for tourists on Oahu.

Waikiki Beach

The beach at Waimea Bay holds a distinct reputation as being great for surfers for its wild waves in the winter but relatively calm in the summer.

Waimea Bay

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