Our son LOVES the beach.
He doesn’t necessarily love getting his hair wet but being born and raised on Oahu has made him a bit of a sand connoisseur. In no particular order, here are his three favorite beaches on Oahu.
Kailua Beach Park
We’ve given all of the beaches nicknames and Kailua Beach Park is known as “Snowball Beach” in our house. Add a little water to the powdery white sand at Kailua Beach and you’ll be able to form perfect snowballs! This beautiful beach park offers shade, plenty of outdoor showers, clean restrooms and relatively easy to find parking. For us, Kailua Beach Park is more enjoyable overall when toting around a toddler when compared to the neighboring Lanikai Beach which does not offer any of the perks mentioned above.
The inviting crystal clear turquoise waters and sandy bottom also make it the perfect beach for the little ones to play in the water. Most areas of the beach are gently sloping and waves are typically small making this one of the most family friendly beaches on Oahu.
Spending the day on iconic Waikiki Beach also makes the short list of our little one, specifically the stretch of Queen’s beach known as “Walls”. Located between Ohua and Paoakalani, Walls has a seawall which creates a bit of a lagoon effect resulting in calm waters, especially at low tide. We’ve spent many hours digging in the sand here, searching for shells, and splashing in the water. Metered parking can be found on Ohua and Paoakalani Ave’s, making it very convenient for those who are driving down to Waikiki.