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Kūhiō Beach

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Waikīkī – Kūhiō Beach

Where: South Shore
Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, surfing
Amenities: Parking, showers, handicap access, food concessions, lifeguard

This highly popular beach is nicknamed “Kūhiō Ponds” because the beach is divided by two concrete walls that stretch 40 years into the ocean.  The result is a calm swimming enclosure that is ideal for children and families. 

Safety Note: The Waikīkī Wall is only meant for walking. Please don’t jump off it as it is dangerous for adults and children alike.

Visitor Helpful Hint: Waikīkī Beach, Duke’s Beach, Kūhiō Beach and Queen’s Surf Beach in Waikīkī are all small beaches that interconnect into one larger beach. So you can enjoy several of these beaches in one day if you so desire!

Please note: Hawaiʻi's ocean and beach conditions are as unique as the islands themselves. Visit HIOCEANSAFETY.COM which constantly monitors the surf, wind, and reports from public safety officials that directly affect the conditions for safety of Hawaiian beaches. Use the hazard signs on HIOCEANSAFETY.COM as well to quickly assess conditions and help you find the appropriate beach for your visit.

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