Two small girls on a surf board in the shore at Paradise Bay Resort

"Life is a Beach"

Top Beaches on Oahu​

While Paradise Bay Resort does not have an onsite beach, Oahu boasts 112 miles of diverse coastline with numerous beach options. You can find everything from man-made lagoons like Ko Olina to rugged, undeveloped shores such as Yokohama Bay. The beaches on Oahu are generally categorized into four areas:

North Shore: Known for iconic surfing spots like Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach, including the Banzai Pipeline.
Eastside (Windward Coast): Discover popular yet unspoiled beaches like Waimanalo and Kualoa.
Westside (Leeward Coast): Peaceful beaches with calm surf, such as Ko Olina and Turtle Bay.
South Shore: Home to the famous Waikiki Beach, offering gentle waves and beautiful surroundings.

Oahu offers a paradise of beaches, catering to various preferences and activities. Here are some highlights: 

Laniakea Beach (Turtle Beach)

Laniakea Beach, also known as Turtle Beach, is a popular spot on Oahu's North Shore where visitors can observe Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the shore and swimming in the clear waters.

Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach on Oahu's North Shore is renowned for its stunning sunsets, world-class surfing waves in the winter, and serene swimming conditions in the summer.

Sandy Beach

A big surf spot with strong waves, popular for bodysurfing and bodyboarding.

Ehukai Beach

Home to the dangerous Banzai Pipeline surf spot, a great place to watch surfers.

Yokohama Bay

Known for its visual beauty, it's great for sunbathing and dolphin watching.

Kailua Beach

A three-mile stretch with calm waters, part of a 35-acre park.

Ko Olina

Features well-designed, man-made lagoons and family-friendly facilities.

Waimanalo Beach

A vast, four-mile beach on the east coast, perfect for bodyboarding.

Turtle Bay

A serene bay with green sea turtles and gentle surf, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Waimea Bay

Famous for surfing, it's also great for swimming and offers stunning views.

Waikiki Beach

The epitome of a Hawaiian beach experience, with white sand and gentle waves. Waikiki is only about 18 miles (less than 30 minutes drive) from Paradise Bay Resort.

Hanauma Bay

A protected snorkeling spot in a volcanic cone, offering a unique underwater experience.

Lanikai Beach

Isolated yet accessible, it's known for water sports and fine white sand.