Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach

About Waikiki Beach

Waikiki is a neighborhood of Honolulu, in the City and County of Honolulu, on the south shore of the island of Oahu, in Hawaii, United States. Waikk Beach is the shoreline fronting Waikk. Waikk is home to public places including Kapiolani Park, Fort de Russy Military Reservation, Kahanamoku Lagoon, Khi Beach Park, and Ala Wai Harbor. The name Waikk means spouting fresh water in the Hawaiian language, for springs and streams that fed wetlands that once separated Waikk from the interior. The neighborhood extends from the Ala Wai Canal (a channel dug to drain former wetlands) on the west and north, to Diamond Head (Lahi) on the east. Waikk Beach is noted for its views of the Diamond Head tuff cone, its usually warm and cloud-free climate and its surf break. The Waikk skyline is now dotted with an abundance of both high-rises and resort hotels. The beach is actually fairly short, with half of it marked off for surfers.

Contributions by Travis.Thurston, Marshman, and Viriditas.