Home to Honolulu and legendary surf beaches, Oahu is where most of Hawaii’s diverse population lives. There is no denying that Oahu has many epic beaches, but not all of the well-known options are actually suitable for families. Although loved by surfers, the gnarly waves featured at some of the beaches are a parent’s worst nightmare.
Don’t let this put you off, though. While the big wave beaches get a lot of media attention, Oahu has plenty of wonderful beaches where you and the kiddos can swim without stressing about massive swells and dangerous conditions. From the well-known through to little-known local favorites, here are some of the best Oahu beaches for families.