Camp Erdman Beach

Secluded beach and site of TV's Lost

The Beach

Camp Erdman’s Beach is a secluded location near the western tip of Oahu. This Beach stretches roughly half a mile from Farrington Highway down to the Camp Erdman YMCA, one of the TV series Lost filming locations. Many visitors utilize the beach front for overnight camping, and gathering with friends and family. After sunset, this beach is a wonderful spot for stargazing, but pack a blanket and warm clothes for those windier evenings.

Although the beach doesn’t supply any facilities, there is plenty of activities to do here like canoeing, kayaking, surfing, fishing, kiteboarding, scuba diving, snorkeling and sailing. Additionally, it’s beautiful sandy beach provides a perfect place for sunbathing and picnicking. 

For those who want to swim at Erdman’s we suggest starting near the YMCA camp, as the waters are here are less rocky than on the west and north side. It is also recommended to be weary of the waters during the winter months as they can get very choppy and dangerous for even trained swimmers.

Excited to explore Erdman’s surrounding region? There are several trails to choose from. Take a hike on Kaena Point Trail, and feel like your at the edge of the world when reaching the end of the trail. Also nearby are the Kuaokala Forest Reserve and the Kealia Trail, both offering mesmerizing views of this coastal area.

Looking for a bite, but forgot your fishing pole? Most of the local restaurants and bars are located in the Haleiwa area like Kono’s Northshore for those looking to grab a fat burrito of you choice, and Cholo’s Homestyle Mexican who offer delicious margaritas plus Mexican style cuisine. For more choices check out our list of Food Options below.

BEACH ACTIVITIES (Click below for all beaches with specific activity)

  • Stargazing
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Sunbathing
  • Bodyboarding
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking


There are a few great options for food nearby for dining in or for grabbing some grub to bring along.

  • Kono’s Northshore (dine in/order to go)
  • Cholo’s Homestyle Mexican (dine in/order to go)
  • Banzai Sushi Bar (dine in/order to go)
  • Breakers Restaurant & Bar (order to go)
  • Mayas Tapas & Wine (dine in/order to go)
  • Nalu Health Bar & Cafe (dine in/order to go)


  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort (Overall Favorite)
  • Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel (Luxury)
  • Kaimana Beach Hotel (Budget Friendly)
  • Kahala Hotel & Resort (Luxury)
  • Ewa Hotel Waikiki (Practical)
  • Waikiki Beachside Hostel (Budget Friendly)
  • More Options…


At Erdman’s you can find parking along the street. You also have the option to take the bus to a nearby stop. Bus Accessible (click for bus directions from your current location)


Erdman’s Beach offers a great place for fun with your family and friends. Additionally, the surrounding area has many activities for you to explore.

  • Hiking
  • Parking
  • Bus Accessible