Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii


Waikiki Beach


In the native tongue, “Waikiki” means “sprouting fresh water”. The water refers to the springs and streams that flow through the wetlands that used to the separate Waikiki from the island’s interior.

The Waikiki Beach, the shoreline fronting Waikiki, is one of the neighborhoods in the city of Honolulu

on the southern shore of Oahu, Hawaii. It extends from the Ala Wai Canal, which is a channel that was excavated to drain the wetlands, east to the Diamond Head.

Beautiful views of the Diamond Head tuff cone many be seen from the often pleasantly warm and cloud free Waikiki Beach. The beach is also noted for its surf break and its skyline that is given a unique character by the various resort hotels and high-rise buildings.

The Waikiki beach is short in comparison to the other beaches in Hawaii. Half of it is marked off for the use of surfers. The waters are shallow from the beach out to a fair distance towards the open ocean. Rocks line the bottom of the sea, and the waves can be quite powerful especially during windy days.

Waikiki is a known as a surfer’s haven because of its long rolling break. It is ideal for tandem surfing

and long boarding.

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