Are you in search of a fantastic beach for your family while vacationing on Oahu?

Kristen & Family

There are several kid-friendly beaches in Oahu, Hawaii. Here are some of my favorite options!

  1. Waikiki Beach

    1. A popular choice among families, this beach has calm waters and a gradual slope, making it easy for kids to play and swim safely. This location is convenient for families staying in Waikiki.
  2. Ala Moana Beach Park

    1. With a wide stretch of sandy beach and calm waters, this beach is perfect for families with young children. It also has plenty of amenities like picnic areas, restrooms, showers and lifeguards.
  3. Lanikai Beach Park

    1. This beach is known for its clear turquoise waters and fine sand. It’s ideal for kids to swim, or play in the sand.
  4. Ko Olina Lagoons

    1. A man-made lagoon system perfect for children, with shallow waters and a small beach. It is perfect for kids who want to swim or snorkel with tropical fish. The location I prefer to access this beach is between Aulani Disney Resort and The Four Seasons. You can easily find free parking if you arrive around sunrise, however, if you’re coming later, you can park in the shopping center lot close to monkeypod kitchen for a small hourly fee, and then walk to the beach.
  5. Baby Makapuu Beach

    1. This is a small, secluded beach on the east side of Oahu that can be a good option for families with kids. The beach is protected by an offshore reef, which creates calm, shallow waters that are perfect for young children to swim and play in.The beach is also relatively uncrowded compared to other beaches on the island, which can make it a peaceful and relaxing spot for families to spend the day. There are restrooms nearby. It’s important to note that there are no lifeguards on duty and no facilities available at Baby Makapuu Beach.

Remember to always keep an eye on your children and follow the lifeguard’s instructions for a safe and enjoyable time at the beach!



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Kristen & Family

Kristen & Family

Kristen & Family

Marissa is a professional photographer based on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, who specializes in capturing family, maternity, couples and newborn photographs. She has extensive experience photographing clients in a range of locations, including those near popular resorts like Hilton Hawaiian Village, Turtle Bay at the North Shore, The Marriott Resort in Koolina, as well as locations further away from resorts such as Kailua and Lanikai.