Today, I want to show you pictures of some of Oahu’s lesser know beaches. I think the scenery is well known but a little percent of visitors actually make it there. And it is a shame because these beaches are totally empty. You can have them all for yourself. Actually, most of Oahu’s Windward Coast is like that. You are going to find a coastline full of lovely beaches.
Even though Oahu is the most populated Hawaiian island, I didn’t found it crowded. That is due to the fact that I spent most of my time outside Waikiki. The goal of the trip was to spend the maximum time outdoors absorbing the astonishing nature vibe. I can say that our purpose was fulfilled.
I also wanted to see by myself what was all that hype about Hawaii. It seems like every magazine in the world have 6 full pages of advertising featuring Hawaii or one of its islands. But you know what? It satisfied my expectations. And let’s not forget, I visited the “ugliest” island. See, I lived in the Caribbean most of my life. I have seen striking white sand beaches framed by turquoise and emerald waters. Now, I can properly say that Hawaiian beaches are extremely beautiful (you haven’t totally disappointed me Pacific Ocean).
Let’s start the tour with Lanikai beach. This beach connects with more famous Kailua beach. This is the area where President Obama stays when he visits his home state. I went there really early during the day. I was able to contemplate the glorious morning light.
Those two little islands you see in the photos are called the “Mokes”. Their proper name is Moku Lua islets. This is one of the prime kayaking areas in Oahu.
The second stop is Kualoa Regional Beach Park. This is the biggest regional park on the windward side. From here, Mokolii Island is visible. Mokolii means “little lizard” in Hawaiian. However, everybody calls the island Chinaman’s Hat because of its conical shape.
The Kualoa Mountains surround the beach.
For the third stop, we continued moving north by Highway 83. We stopped at a place called Laie Point. From here, you can observe sweeping views of the ocean. This area is famous because is close to the Polynesian Cultural Center.
The viewpoint is located at a small peninsula, so it is possible to see Oahu’s Windward Coast.
The most famous sight at this point is the natural sea arch. Simply stunning!!!
Hope you have enjoyed this tour.
Let me know if you have visited any of these spots.
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