Kuhio Beach Park


About Kuhio Beach Park


Kuhio Beach Park is at the center of Waikiki Beach and home to the area’s most popular landmark: The Duke Statue. The beach here is now the epicenter of activities on the sands of Waikiki. The “Beach Boys” will have you learning how to surf, you can take a canoe ride out to the breakers, and catamaran cruisers pass by taking people out sailing. Or you can just rest in a beach chair and an umbrella.

Gentle waves and breakwaters make it a perfect place for families and recreational swimmers. There really is something here for everyone! Kuhio Beach Park is the pulse of Waikiki and is definitely a place you want to visit.


Named after Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianiole, Hawaii’s last crown prince, Kuhio Beach Park is the heart of Waikiki’s history. The park sits next to the Moana Surfrider Hotel, the first one built in Waikiki, and in front of Hawaii’s two most historic surf breaks. Duke Kahanamoku honed his surfing and swimming skills in the waters of Kuhio Beach Park, and the famous Waikiki Beachboys have always called this place home.

The area has always been the center of the beach lifestyle of Waikiki, and always will be!

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Oahu
  • Amenities: Restrooms, showers, beach rentals, snack shop & lunch grille.
  • Insider Tip: If you plan on learning to surf in Hawaii, this is the place to do it!
  • Fun Fact: Surf contests are often held in summertime at Kuhio Beach Park at the two oldest surf breaks in Waikiki, Queens and Canoes.
  • What to Expect: Soft white sand, clear blue water, lots of people, The Duke Statue, people learning to surf, and the busiest beach in Waikiki!