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Kahanamoku Beach

Beaches/Public Recreational

Kahanamoku Beach
Honolulu, 96815

Surfing, Paddle-boarding


Hours of Operation:

    Tuesday, 6 AM–10 PM
Surfing, Paddle-boarding

Kahanamoku Beach

Visit the Highly Acclaimed Beach on Oahu

Waikiki Beach, renowned worldwide for its pristine beauty, extends over 2 miles, offering various sections, each with its unique charm. At the western end lies the celebrated Kahanamoku Beach, gracefully lining the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. Named in honor of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (1890-1968), this beach pays tribute to a legendary Hawaiian surfer, Olympic swimming champion, and revered canoe master. Duke's incredible talents not only embodied the essence of Hawaiian athleticism but also catapulted the sport of surfing into global stardom, earning him the well-deserved title of "The Father of Modern Surfing."

Kahanamoku Beach is the widest expanse of Waikiki Beach, garnering recognition as the #2 beach in America in Dr. Stephen Leatherman's annual "Dr. Beach" list in 2012. Dr. Leatherman, an esteemed coastal scientist, meticulously evaluates beaches based on fifty criteria encompassing water and sand quality, safety, and environmental management. Kahanamoku Beach stands as a testament to Hawaii's allure and Duke's extraordinary legacy.

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