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Alternative-Hawaii Beach Guide to Waikiki & Honolulu Oahu  

Oahu Beaches:
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Honolulu & Waikiki
(See also Lifeguard Safety Tips, Oahu Drive Guide, Oahu Camping)

Call the National Weather Service at 973-4380 for Forecast and 973-4383 for Surf Advisory.
As lifeguard services may vary, call the City & County of Honolulu at 973-4380 for current coverage.



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©Ann Cecil
KUHIO BEACH PARK
2453 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki

Named for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole - a friend to the Hawaiian people. Two famous surf spots, Queen's and Canoes, are located here. Site of the Duke Kahanamoku Statue - the father of modern surfing.

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©Ann Cecil
WAIKIKI BEACH
Extends from the Outrigger Canoe Club to Kahanamoku Lagoon

"The Beach" known round the world. A two mile stretch of shoreline with splendid waves for surfing and wide sand for sunbathing.
To quote Yogi Berra: "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."


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©Ann Cecil

FORT DERUSSY BEACH
Kalia Road, Waikiki

One of the longest sections of sand on Waikiki Beach. Part of Fort DeRussy, but open to the public. Several popular surf sites offshore.

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©Ann Cecil
ALA MOANA REGIONAL PARK
1201 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu

The most popular beach park in all of urban Honolulu. Provides numerous activities and a beach without the crowds and traffic of Waikiki. Caution: Safe all year, but a deep swimming channel runs length of the entire beach.


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