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South Shore or "Town"-Oahu Beaches
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The South Shore, which expand from Barbers point to Makapuu Point, encompasses some of the most popular beaches on the island, including legendary Waikiki Beach
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Waikiki Beach
Home to the world's longest-running beach party, Waikiki attracts nearly five million visitors a year from every corner of the planet. First-timers are always amazed to discover how small Waikiki Beach actually is, but everyone finds a place for themselves under the tropical sun here.
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Kuhio Beach , Kuhio Beach Park named for prince who served Hawai'i-
Kuhio Beach Park is located between the Sheraton Moana Surfrider and the Diamond Head end of Waikiki Beach. The Duke Kahanamoku statue, the Prince Kuhio statue and the Stones of Kapaemahu (the wizard stones) are located in the park.each Activities
Take a surfing lesson, go catamaran sailing, rent an outrigger canoe and walk along the large pedestrian promenade toward the ocean. From the promenade, you'll get a full view of Waikiki Beach. The water is shallow and protected near the end of the promenade, so after a walk jump in for a swim.
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One of the finer, all around family parks on O`ahu, Ala Moana - which is Hawaiian for the Path to the Sea - consists of a beach and general recreation area of more than one hundred acres -- when combined with the adjacent "Magic Island" - Aina Moana's - thirty lovely acres.   8530 - Ala Moana Beach
Diamond Head Beach
You have to like hiking to like Diamond Head Beach. This beautiful, remote spot is at the base of Diamond Head crater. The beach is just a small strip of sand with lots of coral in the water.
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Waialae Beach Park or Kahala Beach is one of the prettiest coastlines on Oahu for your photo shooting. This park has a beautiful lawn area with palm trees ...
is home to many luxury vacation resorts
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Wailupe Beach Park is on the shore of Wailupe Valley and
adjacent to the Wailupe Peninsula residential community
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Kuliouou Beach
Kuliíouíou Beach Park , perfect spot for windsurfing with plenty of picnic tables, restrooms and no lifeguards on duty
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Maunalua Bay Beach Park, Maunalua Bay Maunalua (Two Mountain) Bay is a four-mile stretch of sun
and surf between Diamond Head and Koko Head, with a small beach park about every half mile.
No lifeguard in present, but the conditions are safe year around.
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At Koko Kai you have the thrill of watching surfers ripping the waves at your
feet, but you're forced to watch from behind as the surfers ride away from you.
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Just head down from Koko Kai and China wall is Kokee Beach Park. Park provides a better straight-on view of the surf action. The waves here break along the eastern edge of gigantic Maunalua Bay which create some fierce current and water rushes out to sea. Click for Kokee Beach Park
Hanauma Bay -- Oahu's most popular snorkeling spot is this volcanic crater with a broken sea wall; its small, curved, 2,000-foot gold-sand beach is packed elbow-to-elbow with people year-round. The bay's shallow shoreline water and abundant marine life are the main attractions, but this good-looking beach is also popular for sunbathing and people-watching.   Click for Hanauma Bay

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Little Halona Cove, to the right of the Blowhole overlook and sheltered by tall
stratified cliffs, holds enough sand to make a welcome private beach
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Sandy Beach,
Sandy's is the host of Gas chambers, Middles, Cobbles, and Pipe littles. Known for its intense shore break Beach beach is very popular among locals and visitors.
It's also one of the most dangerous. It's better to just stand and watch the daredevils literally risk their necks at this 1,200-foot-long gold-sand beach that's pounded by wild waves and haunted by a dangerous shore break and strong backwash.
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