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3 Reasons to Visit Famous Queen’s Beach in Waikiki

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If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, there are high chance are that you’re already considering visiting Waikiki Beach. Waikiki Beach is not only the most famous beach in Hawaii but also one of the most recognized Oahu beaches in the world. Therefore, Waikiki Beach attracts visitors from all over the world with its crystal clear water, white sand and surfing. And while Waikiki is definitely a must-visit destination, there’s one beach in particular that shouldn’t be missed- Queen’s Beach. Here are 3 reasons to visit the famous Queen’s Beach in Waikiki.

Hawaii 5-0

One of the most famous locations featured in Hawaii Five-0 is Waikiki Beach. This beautiful stretch of sand and clear water is one of the most iconic beaches in the world. Therefore,there are ton of movies, TV shows and programs that were filmed here in Waikiki. For example, in Hawaii 5-0, Waikiki Beach was used as a backdrop for many of the show’s scenes, and it was also the location of several dramatic action sequences.

Apart from Waikiki, the series was also filmed in other scenic locations across Hawaii, such as Diamond Head, Kualoa Ranch, and the Polynesian Cultural Center. The show’s producers were intentional about showcasing Hawaii’s natural beauty and rich culture through their filming locations. 

Here is the list of other famous TV shows and movies filmed in Waikiki Beach:

  • Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • Big Eyes (I) (2014)
  • The High and the Mighty (1954)
  • Sailor Beware (1952)
  • The Black Camel (1931)
  • Surfwise (2007)
  • Hawaiian Heat (1984)

If you would like to learn more about the history of Hawaii, pass by the surf beaches see beautiful landscapes, and film sets for movies and shows – join us on our amazing Сircle Island Tour.

Queen’s Beach, also known as Kuhio Beach Park, is named after Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole, who was a member of the Hawaiian royal family. The beach was a popular spot for Hawaiian royalty, and it’s said that Queen Lili’uokalani used to swim here regularly. Today, the beach is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, and it’s a great place to learn more about Hawaiian history and culture.

Play/Watch Volleyball

Another reason to visit Queen’s Beach in Waikiki is to play or watch volleyball. Be aware that this is an excellent spot for a game but only if you’re on the professional side. The courts here are permanently installed. This isn’t the place for amateurs, nor is it a place you can just show up to and expect to play. These are serious players and the courts are usually quite busy. If you’re not a pro it’s still a fun place to watch a game and enjoy the beautiful scenery. 

Surf at Queen’s Beach

Last but not least Queen’s Beach is one of the most famous beaches for surfing in Hawaii.

The Beach is famous for Duke Kahanamoku, the father of surfing, who learned and taught people how to surf on the Waikiki break.  It is a spot frequented by tourists on rented boards and sun-bronzed nose-riding locals alike. If you are looking for a surf lesson in Queens Beach call or email us +1 (808) 400-4481/ and we will make your first surf experience unforgettable. 

There were 3 reasons to visit famous Queen’s beach in Waikiki. There are ton of other fun activities and informative tours here on Oahu. If you are looking for unforgettable adventure on Oahu, look no further! DanilesHawaii’ tours and activities have to offer something for everyone, whether you want to explore the island’s natural beauty or immerse yourself in its rich culture. Book here.