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!

This Waimānalo Beach wedding venue is in the rural town of Waimanalo, known for its local flavor, and large agricultural lots and nurseries. Many properties have room for horses, and the verdant, expansive Honolulu Polo Club grounds are just across from where you will tie the knot, at the base of the spectacular Ko’olau mountain range.

The wonderfully wide beach at Waimānalo has especially sugary sand that feels oh-so-good underfoot. And the choice of ocean and/or Ironwood Tree backdrops for your photos provide excellent options. Often you can see fascinating sea creatures called Portuguese Man O’War along the water line. These are small jelly fish with a long blue tentacle that, once washed up on the shore, are easy to spot and can’t harm you.

After your ceremony, the next town heading around the island is called Kailua, where you may want to explore the many upscale yet beachy boutiques and restaurants, along with more stunning coastline to match the beauty of the one you chose for your wedding.

Waimanalo Beach has lots of parking. This area can get very windy, (gotta LOVE the Hawaiian Tradewinds!) so brides with long, flowing hair may want to secure it from blowing into their face. The drive from Waikiki is about 40 minutes long, VERY picturesque, and has some traffic from 3:30pm-5:30pm on weekdays.