Queen’s Beach at Waikiki

A royals paradise

The Beach

Named after Queen Liliuokalani herself, Queen’s Beach is the first section of Waikiki Beach coming from the eastern side of Oahu. This beach is well known as ‘Walls’, because of the wall that breaks the waves and allows for prime bodyboarding conditions. There are many beach goers jumping from the pier as the waves come rolling in, making it a sight to see.

Queen’s Beach itself is a golden beauty, and is a very popular place for both locals and tourists. If you’re comfortable with a lot of people around, this beach can offer a lot in terms of location and nearby amenities. Just outside the Waikiki area, but close enough so that you can walk down the strip and enjoy all the shops and restaurants along Kalakaua Avenue.

Depending on the evening, a large screen is assembled on the beach for a free public movie showing at 7pm. Normally from 4pm until the movie showing there will be the scent of scrumptious food vendors and local music floating in the air. Most days this beach is full of life, and a rather fun spot to be.

Excited to explore Queen’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 Queen’s 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.

Parking at Queen’s Beach

At Queen’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)

Food Options Near Queen’s Beach

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

  • Pioneer’s Saloon (dine in/order to go)
  • Da Cove Health Bar & Cafe (order to go)
  • Morey’s Cafe (dine in/order to go)
  • South Shore Grill (dine in/order to go)
  • DECK (dine in/order to go)
  • LuLu’s Waikiki (dine in/order to go)
  • Barefoot Beach Cafe (dine in/order to go)