Oahu Windward Beaches

Find the Oahu Beach For You


Lanikai means "heavenly sea" in the hawaiian language and is one Hawaii's most picturesque beaches with turquoise green waters and fine white sand. Enjoy excellent swimming year-round thanks to an offshore reef that keeps it calm and ideal for all ages. Less than a mile off shore are the Mokulua Islands also referred to as the “twin islands” or "Mokes", is a bird sanctuary that is a great destination for kayakers and stand-up paddle boarders alike. Lanikai Beach is nestled in an exclusive residential neighborhood and therefore offers no public facilities such as restrooms, showers or water fountains and does not have any handicap parking or ramps. Still it is a popular destination for tourist and locals as well. Come and experience your own slice of heaven here in Lanikai, Oahu.


Kailua Beach may represent the best Hawaii has to offer. The beach is nearly 3 miles long and offers more activities than any other: swimming, windsurfing, kite-boarding, kayaking, boogie boarding, parasailing and surfing. The Ko'olau mountain range provides a dramatic backdrop and a short ride takes you into Kailua town for its many eateries, shops and artsy boutiques.


Waimanalo is the longest stretch of sandy shoreline on Oʻahu, with an overall length nearly 5.5 miles (8.9 km) it's no wonder this beach is never crowded. Waimanalo Beach Park, located in the middle of the bay, is a great location for parties. The northern section is known as Bellows Beach which used to be part of an Air Force based that is now closed down. The ocean here tends to be rougher than Kailua or Lanikai making it much more desirable for boogie boaders and body surfers. The size, scenery, white sands and the beautiful ocean colors make Waimanalo a must see on Oahu's windward side.