Ala Moana means “path to the sea”. The ocean backdrop with the iconic Diamond Head mountain gives a stunning view making it one of the more popular locations. Magic Island is located just outside of Waikiki.
Best Beach Wedding Locations on Oahu
Learn more about ideal Oahu wedding locations or venues! Oahu has many beautiful beaches, parks, and garden locations for small intimate wedding ceremonies. Listed below are suggestions of some of our favorite beaches and parks. We are not limited to just these locations though. We'll travel most anywhere on Oahu.
Located just a few miles east of Waikiki is Kahala Beach. It is adjacent to the Kahala Resort along a beautiful shoreline dotted with coconut palm trees, tranquil blue waters, and the picturesque Koko Head mountain for a backdrop.
Known throughout the world as a popular surfing destination, the Oahu North Shore energy and charm make this a unique choice for a beach wedding. In summer, the calm waters create a more tranquil setting.
Just a 30-40 min windward drive from Waikiki is Sandy Beach, which offers a sea cliff backdrop to highlight the bride and groom. We love the late afternoon here, when magnificent colors unveil themselves at sunset.
Paradise Cove Beach at Ko’olina Resort is a small white sand beach tucked away down a walking path next to the luau area. Wonderful sunsets can be experienced here, it’s very picturesque. Families use the beach as the water is rather calm due to the natural reef wall that acts to protect the beach area. It’s not unusual to spot a sea turtle or monk seal in the cove.
The island boasts approximately 227 miles of shoreline, with numerous beach parks and other lush properties nearby. The perfect location for your outdoor wedding in Honolulu or elsewhere on Oahu is within the island’s embrace.
Is it possible to have a private beach wedding on Oahu? Given that all beaches in the state are open to the public there are no guarantees. That said, it’s entirely possible to get married with nary a soul in sight. You just have to pick the right location during the right time. Days, weeks, months, and seasons all factor into the viability of a “private” beach wedding on Oahu.