Sunset Beach is the longest Oahu Beach, and it stretches for 2 miles. Winter brings huge waves, and summer brings calmer waters and the chance for swimming and snorkeling.
About Sunset Beach:
Ask visitors about their favorite Honolulu Thing to Do during a stay at our Waikikiki Hotel, and many of them will say spending time at the gorgeous Oahu beaches. While Waikiki Beach is just short distance from Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach, the North Shore beaches, including Sunset Beach, are well worth a visit.
Sunset Beach is a favorite among surfers. During the winter months, the impressive swells draw experienced surfers from around the world. Those who are not experienced enough to surf here still enjoy coming to watch others catch the massive waves. In December and January, some of the most prestigious surfing competitions take place at Sunset Beach, and this is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the globe’s best surfing talent.
This Oahu Attraction is, like all Oahu beaches, beautiful. During the winter it is a wonderful spot for people watching or just enjoying the view as well as for watching surfing. Novice surfers should not attempt to surf here. While this is especially true in the winter, even during the times of year when the waves at Sunset Beach are calmer, other factors make this a dangerous choice for inexperienced surfers.
During the summer months, visitors may enjoy swimming at Sunset Beach. The clear waters also make this a favorite spot for another top Honolulu Thing to Do: snorkeling.
No matter what time of the year that you visit, it is important to pay attention to lifeguard warnings. Even during the summer, dangerous currents can be present at Sunset Beach.
As the name implies, this Oahu Attraction is a wonderful place to watch the sunset. Relax on the soft, white sand and enjoy one of the most breathtaking sunsets you’ll ever see.
Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach is conveniently located near many popular Oahu Attractions and top Honolulu Things to Do. Set aside a day to enjoy the beauty of Sunset Beach during your next stay at our Waikiki Hotel.