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.
Hawaii 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.
(UNAVAILABLE) Quite a lot to see at Makapu’u Beach. There are picturesque volcanic rocks along the shore with huge cliffs in the back. About 3/4 of a mile from shore is Manana Island or Rabbit Island, a State seabird sanctuary. Bordered by the majestic cliffs of the Ko’olau mountain range.
From Waikiki it takes about 30-40 minutes drive to Sandy Beach. It takes you along the south shore of Oahu. You pass Maunalua Bay, Hanauma Bay, Blow Hole, then finally Sandy Beach, adjacent to Koko Crater. The lava rocks provide a nice contrast to the beach. We love late afternoon here when the colors start to show just around sunset. Just a beautiful place for a small beach wedding on Oahu.
(UNAVAILABLE) Waimanalo Bay State Park (Hunananiho) is about 45 minutes from Waikiki. This makes it one of the more remote, peaceful, and quiet locations. It features soft white sand and turquoise-colored ocean that is rarely crowded. The Sherwood Forest Beach area is located within Waimanalo Bay.
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.