• Facilities


  • Lifeguarded


  • Good For

    Surfing · Fishing · Sunrise, Beach Walks

Wailua Beach is a spot for surfers and kite boarders. Located along the corridor of the coconut coast and at the mouth of the only navigable river in the State of Hawaii, this wind-swept beach often has strong surf and equally as strong currents. Even though the access to this beach is easy, parking is difficult, and conditions could be better for swimming.

On the north end of Wailua Bay you will find a little stretch of beach fronting private condos. Known as Lae Nani, this stretch of beach has a small rock-protected pool for small children. The public access is located across the street from the Shell gas station just after the stretch of beach along the highway. Turtle watching and the pebble-like sand make this a lovely beach on the East Side. Lydgate Beach, just a few minutes south of here, is a better choice for swimming, and snorkeling, and has better facilities. Wailua Beach has some very pleasant conditions if you love to surf and are experienced.

Beach Safety

  • Choose beaches with a lifeguard.
  • Before entering the water check for any warning signs indicating hazardous conditions.
  • Avoid swimming during high surf.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Never allow small children to swim or play in water unattended.
  • Never swim in murky water and never swim in river mouths.
  • Never turn your back on the ocean, an unexpected wave can knock you down and drag you out.
  • Listen to weather and surf forecasts on local radio or check the surf report