Beach Wedding Locations

Great Locations for your Beach Wedding

TOWN & COUNTRY OCEANFRONT WEDDINGS

Do you dream of an oceanfront wedding that feels more like town or more like country? We have found some of the very best in oceanfront Oahu wedding locations that encompass the parts of Oahu we refer to as town or country. Have fun looking them over and choose what best suits your dreams on your big day!

Town locations – located close to Waikiki, and chock full of iconic Hawaiian scenery, swaying coconut trees and the historic Diamond Head
DUKE KAHANAMOKU BEACH
MAGIC ISLAND
KAHALA BEACH

Country locations – A scenic drive to get there, with more privacy and/or open space along the gorgeous Pacific Ocean
WAIMANALO BEACH
KAWELA BAY
PAPAILOA BEACH
MAKAPU’U POINT

Papailoa Beach

Brides and grooms adore this long, white-sand beach for its seclusion and privacy, and of course, beauty. At Papailoa Beach, you are in a residential area of multi-million dollar beachfront properties where the coastline offers sand and/or rocks to marry on, as well as crashing waves in the background for dramatic wedding photos. This area is very spacious, and although others may be around, it feels like it’s all yours!

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Privacy: 5

Parking: 2

Convenience: 2

Magic Island

Magic Island is one of Oahu’s most frequented sections of coastline because it offers everything: a large, beautiful park that sits between Honolulu and Waikiki, with great views of both; as well as white sand beaches and a protected swimming lagoon. Diamond Head is close by and can be in the background of any and all of your wedding photos. If you love both lawn and sea, this is the place for your Hawaii wedding ceremony!

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Privacy: 2

Parking: 4

Convenience: 5

Kawela Bay

Oahu’s legendary North Shore is where the winter surf can be heart stopping, yet the other seasons bring a glassy ocean that is blessedly tranquil. The only full-fledged upscale resort on the North Shore is aptly named Turtle Bay, and your wedding or elopement can be right next to it at the oh-so-private Kawela Bay. Kawela Bay is the speakeasy of beaches, with forest and sandy beach side by side. Uniquely-formed banyan trees fill the woodland, and you will pass by a particularly archetypal tree on your way to the beach where you’ll have your intimate ceremony.

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Privacy: 5

Parking: 5

Convenience: 5

Duke Kahanamoku Beach

So, what could be more “Hawaiian” than getting married or eloping at the very spot named forour Olympian, movie star “Ambassador of Aloha,”Father of Surfing” legend: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku! This portion of renowned Waikiki Beach has EVERYthing, including a spectacular five-acre salt-water lagoon featuring a state-of-the-art water circulation system.For your wedding, you’ll be so happy with the nearby views of Diamond Head which can be in all your photos. Sunsets here are iconic, as is the “Rainbow Tower” of the world-famous Hilton Hawaiian Village which is the backdrop at KAHANAMOKU BEACH.

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Privacy: 5

Parking: 5

Convenience: 5

Makapuu

Located on the island of Oahu’s eastern (a.k.a. windward) coast, this locale is breathtaking and dramatic in every way. Your wedding ceremony will be nestled between the vast Pacific and our island’s unparalleled Ko’olau Mountain Range, which rises up to 3100’just a stone’s throw behind you. On the beach side, you have surfing waves and two picturesque islands not far off-shore; and on the mountain side you have peaks that look as if the massive vertical grooves were formed by the fingers of God. What an amazing place to get married!

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Privacy: 5

Parking: 5

Convenience: 5

Waialae aka Kahala

Waialae Beach is situated in Kahala, the “BEVERLY HILLS” of Oahu, where some of the most gorgeous estates on the island are located. This south shore beach, just three miles east of Waikiki, is an ideal wedding venue in several ways. Swaying coconut palms are scattered throughout the area, which make for wonderful Hawaii wedding photo backdrops. Right off shore is a small island, and the sandy beach stretches for a long distance and wraps around the side of Oahu.

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Privacy: 5

Parking: 5

Convenience: 5

Waimanalo Beach

WAIMANALO BEACH aka SHERWOOD FOREST Offers Year-Round Gentle Waves And Offshore Islands That Will Enhance All Your Wedding Photos. This Is The Longest Stretch Of Sandy Shoreline On Oahu. Its Crystal Clear Waters Are A Favorite For Locals To Body Surf And Boogie Board, So Your Elopement Or Marriage Ceremony Will Likely Have Hawaiian Watersports Going On In The Background. A Popular Camping Area Is At This Locale Also, And The Tall, Striking And Plentiful Ironwood Trees Provide Picturesque Spots For Cool Shade And Great Wedding Photo Lighting. Also Known as Heaven’s Point By Some, This Is Truly A Spacious, Gorgeous Place To Begin Your Life As Husband And Wife!

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Privacy: 5

Parking: 5

Convenience: 5

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