Kaimana Beach, a quiet and spacious beach in front of the Kaimana Beach Hotel in Waikiki, is a great place for recreational beach activities and family fun. Kaimana Beach is located next to the historic Waikiki Natatorium WWI War Memorial, a salt-water swimming pool that once hosted the likes of Duke Kahanamoku and Johnny Weissmuller.


  • Have a delicious brunch or a sunset dinner right on the beach at the near by Hau Tree restaurant located in the Kaimana Beach Hotel.
  • The calm ocean conditions and light current makes Kaimana Beach a popular spot for swimming.
  • There are many picnic tables available, and it is a great area to have a BBQ.
  • Parking is limited on weekends and school holidays, and you should come early to secure a spot.


The Waikiki Natatorium WWI War Memorial was built in 1927, decades before the Kaimana Beach Hotel was erected in the late 1940’s. Although the Natatorium was closed to the public in 1979, the Kaimana Beach area continues to be a popular local destination.

Tips when Visiting Kaimana Beach

  • Arrive early to secure a parking spot as parking is limited, especially on weekends and school holidays.
  • Monk seals will sometimes rest on the sand, and you must not approach these federally protected marine mammals.
  • Speak with a lifeguard before entering the water if you have questions.
  • Restrooms are located by the Natatorium, and there are freshwater showers near the Kaimana Beach Hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Kaimana Beach is a great beach to go swimming. Children can easily play in the calm shore break, and swimmers are often seen swimming laps throughout the day.

Unless you are a guest of the Kaimana Beach Hotel, there are no umbrella or chair rentals available at Kaimana Beach.

There is a small convenience store located outside of the Kaimana Beach Hotel. Here you can purchase snacks and drinks.

The Hau Tree is a sit down restaurant in the Kaimana Beach Hotel, and offers delicious options for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

No, you cannot drink alcohol at any beach on Oahu.

For anyone looking for a quick drink, there is a bar located in the Kaimana Beach Hotel.

How to Get to Kaimana Beach

The easiest way to get to Kaimana Beach is by car. Located on the far edge of Waikiki, Kaimana Beach is around 10 minutes away from most major Waikiki hotels.

You can also go to Kaimana Beach on the Honolulu City Bus from Waikiki by taking the #20 Waikiki Beach & Hotels route to Kalakaua Ave + Waikiki Aquarium.