10 Best Oahu, Hawaii Beaches | From Lanikai Beach to Waimea Bay to Ko Olina Lagoons to Waikiki Beach

Time to explore Oahu’s beaches! Here are our 10 favorite beaches from Lanikai Beach to the Ko Olina Lagoons to Waikiki Beach. Plus, one bonus beach cove where they film movies.

Erica, Henry, and I will take you on a drive around #Oahu to show you our favorite beaches. To make our list these beaches needed to have white or golden sand, safe surf breaks most of the year, and beautiful scenery. The water is always crystal clear so that was a no-brainer.

How do you fit these beaches into your Oahu, #Hawaii itinerary? Check out our Oahu itineraries for ways to save, tips from locals, when to make reservations, where to stay, and a step-by-step pre-travel testing video:

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Oahu’s Best Beaches | From Lanikai Beach to Waimea Bay to Ko Olina Lagoons to Waikiki Beach
00:00 Intro
01:44 Sandy Beach, Windward Oahu
02:05 Makapu’u Beach, Windward Oahu
02:33 Waimanalo Beach Park, Waimanalo
03:01 Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Oahu
04:47 Kualoa Regional Park, Kane’ohe, Oahu
05:15 Pupukea Beach (Shark’s Cove), North Shore, Oahu
05:56 Waimea Bay, North Shore, Oahu
06:49 Ko Olina Lagoons in Ko Olina Resorts
07:50 Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, Oahu
08:12 Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu
09:13 Hawaii Beach Safety Tips
10:02 Bonus Beach: Halona Beach Cove

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