The 7 Best Beaches For Kids Oahu
Even though Oahu is the most populated island in the Hawaiian chain, it has a wide range of beaches. There are a lot of things for families to do on Oahu’s beaches, from calm white-sand lagoons to places where beginners can snorkel to tide pools for kids. Here are the island’s seven best beaches for kids.
At Baby Makapu’u, families like to splash around in the tide pools. This popular kids’ beach is just west of a popular body-boarding spot with the same name. There, keiki can wade in the shallow water, look for shells, and meet new people. Even though there aren’t as many activities for adults, the area has great views of the Makapu’u Lighthouse on the easternmost point of the island on one side, the state seabird sanctuaries on Mnana and Kohikaipu Islands right in front, and the coast on the other.
Sherwood Beach Park
Sherwood Beach Park is in the small town of Waimnalo on the east shore. Most tourists don’t stop there on their way to or from the more popular Waimnalo Beach Park. Depending on the time, it’s possible that you’ll be one of the only people there. Adults can relax on the bright white sand and look out at the islands in the distance, while children can boogie board or body surf through the small waves. The 5.5-mile-long (8.8-kilometer-long) beach is the longest on the island, and it’s a nice place to take a walk along the water.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
This large, protected bay is always calm and is a great place for kids and people who are just starting to snorkel to see the huge variety of fish and marine life in the islands, some of which can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Hanauma Bay is a protected marine life conservation area and a place to protect nature. Because of this, it is home to all sizes and colors of tropical reef fish, so be ready to get close to them.
Pupukea Beach Park Tide Pools
Three Tables is a small beach and snorkeling spot at one end of Pupukea Beach Park. On the other side is the rocky cove called Shark’s Cove. In front of the fire station, near Shark’s Cove, there is a large area of old lava formations that have turned into beautiful turquoise tide pools. Children can spend the day playing in the shallow water and looking for hermit crabs, fish, and other animals stuck in the ebbing tide. In the summer, the lava acts as a natural barrier, but in the winter, North Shore waves often crash over it at high tide.
Magic Island Lagoon
At the end of a peninsula called Magic Island, near Waikk, there is a lagoon with a crescent-shaped beach. The man-made lagoon is safe from the weather and has a great view of Honolulu, Ala Moana, and Diamond Head. Kids can play in the water without worrying about waves or undertow, and they can also play in the big park next to the beach.
Ko Olina Lagoons
The Ko Olina Resort is on the west side of the island. It is made up of four white-sand lagoons called Kohola, Honu, Nai’a, and Ulua. These man-made lagoons are linked by a paved walking path that goes in front of some amazing hotels, like Disney’s Aulani Resort. The lagoons are great places for kids to swim because they have fine white sand, lifeguards, places to rent water sports, and a rock breakwater to keep the open ocean away.
Kuilima Cove, which is next to the Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, is a great place to see reef fish, including the state fish of Hawaii, the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a. Even though the North Shore of Oahu is known for having some of the best surf in the world, the water in this cove is almost always calm. Children will love the sandy beach and safe bay, and adults will love the beachfront restaurants and lounge chair rentals.
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