Kailua Beach Oahu is known as one of the most beautiful beaches on Oahu, along with nearby Lanikai Beach. This 2.5 mile stretch of white sand nestles against the island’s most turquoise blue waters, appearing almost surreal.
This east-facing beach is an ideal spot to take in an epic Hawaiian sunrise. There’s nothing like having this long stretch of sand almost to yourself while the sun slowly peeks its way over the horizon. With the Ko’olau Mountains casting shade on the beach in the afternoons, Kailua Beach is best enjoyed in the morning hours if you’re hoping to enjoy some time in the sunshine. The gentle waves at Kailua Beach make this a great location for swimming and boogie boarding.
If you’d like to do some watersports while on Oahu, the pristine waters and small offshore islands make Kailua Beach an ideal destination for kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. The Mokulua Islands, just a short distance from shore, are bird nesting sanctuaries and popular spots to explore by kayak. Rentals are conveniently available at nearby Kailua Beach Adventures, making transporting your watercraft to the shore a nonissue.
Kailua Beach Park is fully equipped with facilities, making it a convenient spot to spend the day. This lifeguarded beach has restrooms, showers, a concession stand, and a picnic area.
Planning Your Excursion to Kailua Beach Oahu
Kailua Beach Park is located in Oahu’s east coast town of Kailua, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Honolulu.
Around the Area
The trailhead to the popular Lanikai Pillbox Hike is located just down the road from Kailua Beach, making the beach a perfect spot for a post-hike swim. Ascend this steep trail to explore former military pillbox bunkers and admire sweeping coastline views. Then cool off in the pristine waters of Kailua Beach.
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