Explore Swimming in Honolulu
It’s inevitable on a vacation to Oahu—you’re going to get in the water. There are endless ocean swimming spots near Honolulu, from touristy beaches in Waikiki to quieter coves. Popular beaches that feature excellent swimming include Ala Moana Beach Park, Waikiki Beach, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Halona Beach Cove. If you’re visiting Honolulu in early September, check out the Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim, a 2.4-mile race along the Waikiki waterfront.