Waimanalo Beach is a great beach on the east coast of Oahu. It is a very large beach (measuring some four miles long) that is a part of the 75-acre Waimanalo Beach Park Hawaii. It is situated within very close proximity of other major beach destinations like Waikiki near Honolulu, Kanehoe Beach, and Kailua Beach. Although it dwarfs some of these other Oahu beaches in size, it s not nearly as busy as places like Waikiki Beach, and even Kailua Beach on the weekends during the peak tourist travel months.
The segment of the beach that constitutes the actual beach park (where you will find picnic pavilions, public facilities, and other services) is located in the central portion of the beach. Even though the surf is a bit rougher than at Kailua Bay to the north, you will find that the swimming conditions are good. Conditions are even better for boogie boarding, and in certain spots at certain times, even surfing. Lifeguards patrol the beach every day until 5 p.m. There are plenty of places to find shade under towering trees in grassy knolls. The stunning contrast of the white sand against the crystal blue water makes for an even more enchanting scene. Some of the other favorite activities at Waimanalo Beach include fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling.
There are a few places to rent gear and equipment, as well as things like chairs and umbrellas along the beach. There is also a decent selection of guest accommodations located within close proximity of the beach. If you plan to camp on the beach, it is advisable to first obtain a permit to do so.