Many people come to visit Hawaii only to explore the most beautiful beaches in the world. However, there are so many beaches on these islands and you might ask yourself, where should I really go?
On our private tours on Oahu we show you some of the most popular beaches on Oahu. We take you up to the North Shore of Oahu where, during surf season, some of the most popular surf contests of the world take place. We will also show you some hidden gems and secret beaches on Oahu. Check out our Custom Oahu Island Tours!
Beaches on Oahu
Hanauma beach is located on the southeast coast of Oahu and is one of the best places for snorkeling. There, you can see any kind of fish like the butterflyfish, parrotfish or the moorish fish. Hanauma Bay is a nature reserve, therefore you need to pay an admission fee of $7.50 (children up to 12 years are free of charge). Each visitor also has to watch a 15-minute video explaining the beach rules of Hanauma Bay. The bay is closed to tourists every Tuesdays in order to allow the fish a day of feeding without interruption by swimmers.
Sunset Beach is a great place for surfing, especially during the winter months. Surfers from all over the world come to Sunset Beach because of its gigantic 15 to 30 foot high waves.
I would recommend this beach only for experienced surfers. However, during the summertime the waves go flat and then this beach is an amazing place for snorkeling.