Akin to its neighboring beach, Queen’s Beach, Kuhio Beach was named after a member of the Hawaiian royal family, Prince Kuhio. It also shares its similarity with Queen’s for being a popular destination for bodyboarding.
Kuhio Beach is situated between the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel and the Kapahulu Groin. In the forefront of Kuhio Beach Park there are three well known landmarks related to the history of the area. The first being a statue of Kuhio himself, the second of Duke Kahanamoku one of Hawaii’s remember surfers, and finally the Stones of Kapaemahu. Additionally, there will be scheduled hula shows at the front of Kuhio Beach.
This beach is a family friendly location for swimming and enjoying some fun in the sun. Its waters are crystal blue and the sand is a soft gold making this destination look absolutely mesmerizing. Although Kuhio Beach is generally very busy, it has a lot to offer its visitors if you’re okay with a big crowd.
Excited to explore Kuhio’s surrounding region? Take a hike on Diamond Head, one of Oahu’s inactive volcanoes that offer its visitors a breathtaking view of Oahu’s entire South Shore. Also nearby Diamond Head you’ll find many local restaurants and bars like Pioneer Saloon for those looking for Japanese fusion plate meals, Da Cove Health Bar & Cafe who offer delicious smoothie bowls and Morey’s Cafe where you can enjoy local musicians jamming while you find yourself indulging in a brunch style cuisine.
When at Kuhio Beach you have many options for dining. As mentioned above, you have the local eateries near Diamond Head. You also can take a walk down either Kapahulu Avenue where you’ll have several choices for dining like Deck. at Queen Kapiolani Hotel and LuLu’s for casual dining, or you can go down Kalakaua Avenue for a wider range of choices. If you want to stay close by, check out Barefoot Beach Cafe for some local Hawaiian cuisine.
At Kuhio’s you can find a few different parking lots nearby as well as 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)