Beaches of Oahu

Here is the list of beaches in Oahu going counterclockwise from Ala Moana beach.  There are many other smaller beaches as Oahu is home to more than 100 beaches, and you should explore them at your leisure.  We don’t want to pinpoint really small ones, because our intention is not to overcrowd a small area.  All the beaches on Oahu are public – there is no such thing as a private beach, so you should be able to access and explore.   The only caveat to that will be that there are military bases on Oahu and if the beaches are directly connected to the base or are in a military-controlled area, then your access to those places is going to be restricted.  Nevertheless, there are many fantastic beaches on Oahu, so you won’t even notice that you couldn’t get to some areas.

Oahu South Shore

Oahu Windward (East) Shore

  • Makapuʻu Beach
  • Rabbit Island
  • Waimanalo Beach
  • Waimanalo Bay
  • Bellows Field Beach
  • Mokulua Islands
  • Kailua Beach
  • Flat Island
  • Chinaman’s Hat
  • Kualoa Regional Park

Oahu North Shore

  • Turtle Bay
  • Velzyland Beach
  • Sunset Beach
  • Ehukai Beach
  • KeʻWaena Beach
  • Chun’s Reef
  • Waimea Bay
  • Laniakea Beach
  • Papailoa Beach
  • Kawailoa Beach
  • Haleʻiwa Beach
  • Aliʻi Beach Park
  • Aweoweo Beach

Oahu Waianae (West) Shore

  • Keawaʻula Beach
  • Makaha Beach
  • Pokai Beach
  • Maili Beach
  • Depot’s Beach
  • Nanakuli Beach


Check here for the current list of lifeguarded beaches on Hawaiian islands: