The Best Swimming Beaches in Oahu

Whether you’re a swimmer, a surfer, or just want to soak up the Hawaiian sun out on the ocean, there’s a beach on Oahu for everyone.

Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous and best beaches in Oahu. With its clear turquoise water, warm temperatures, and gentle waves, Waikiki Beach is perfect for swimmers of all levels, including families with small children.

Waikiki Beach

Lanikai Beach is also considered one of the best swimming beaches in Oahu. It has incredibly soft, white sand and gorgeous aqua waters.

Lanikai Beach

Kailua Beach ranks among the most beautiful beaches in the world and is another one of the best beaches in Oahu for swimming. It also features super soft sand and bright blue water that last for miles on end.

Kailua Beach

Some of the best Oahu beaches for swimming are over in Ko Olina at each of the lagoons. These man-made lagoons were created with the perfect swimming conditions for the entire family!

Ko Olina Lagoons

There is a breakwater here that helps protect the area from strong waves, making it perfect all year round for children and beginner swimmers.

Pokai Bay Beach Park

This beach provides the perfect atmosphere for swimming, sunbathing, and other water activities. There are some small waves perfect for body surfing too!

Waimanalo Bay Beach Park

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