Oahu Beaches Near the Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Our Waikiki beach hotel in Honolulu is the ideal home base from which to explore the sights and sounds of this unforgettable island paradise. The park and beach areas of Waikiki have lifeguards, picnic areas, restrooms, phones and showers-just about everything you need for a fantastic day at the beach except maybe your favorite novel.
Temperatures are surprisingly mild, even in the warmer months, though it would be wise to keep an eye on the forecast on the day you plan your beach outing since rain is an important part of this tropical ecosystem. The Queen Kapiolani Hotel is within easy walking distance of the Queens Surf Beach Park and Kuhio Beach Park.
- Queens Surf Beach Park
- You’ll find this popular spot located between the Wall—a popular bodyboarding location— and the Waikiki Aquarium. The park features picnic areas and a bronze statue that pays homage to the history of surfing in Waikiki. Additionally, Queens Surf Beach Park is the location of the “Sunset on the Beach” free movie series on the weekends.
- Kuhio Beach Park
- Closer to Diamond Head, you’ll find Kuhio Beach Park, which offers a somewhat sheltered swimming area thanks to the offshore retaining wall.