Queen's Beach @ Waikiki

3.5 stars from 3 reviews
Address 2586 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Usually a bit less crowded than most of the other patches of Waikiki sand.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Concession Stand
• Facilities: Equipment Rentals • Facilities: Grassy Area
• Facilities: Lifeguard • Facilities: Showers
• Type: Kid Friendly • Type: Shady
• Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Fees For Parking
• Parking: Good / Plenty • Parking: Street only
• Good For: Bodysurfing • Good For: Sunsets
• Good For: Swimming

Full Description
Getting to Queen's Beach @ Waikiki is easy, just follow the signs to Waikiki. Since you are now near the southeast end of Waikiki there are some free street parking options if you go just a little past Queen's Beach on Kalakaua Avenue (see Free & Cheap Waikiki Parking). If you can't find a free spot there then turn around when you reach the large fountain and you'll find quite a few metered parking spots on the northbound side of the street. If you didn't bring change with you then turn east on Kapahulu Avenue and park in the Honolulu Zoo parking lot. Note your license plate number then head to one of the many payment kiosks where you can pay.

On weekends, chances are good that all of these available parking options will be used up. In that case, try one of the paid parking garages like the one behind the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa on Koa Avenue, next to (east of) King's Village Shopping Center. For more parking options be sure to read Free & Cheap Waikiki Parking.

Queen's Beach actually starts right at the pier you'll see right at Kapahulu Avenue. That pier is called a pedestrian groin and you can walk on it (jumping off is not allowed but don't tell that to all of the people jumping anyhow). On the north side of that groin is Kuhio Beach Park @ Waikiki. Queen's starts on the south side of the groin and continues down until the sand narrows, at which point it becomes Kapiolani Beach Park @ Waikiki.

Queen's is a very good Waikiki area option because it is usually less crowded than some of the areas near the center of Waikiki (Honolulu Police Waikiki Beach / Duke Kahanamoku Statue areas). So, chances are good that during the week you'll have some room to spread out here. On weekends, this is likely to pack them in but maybe not as much as the rest of Waikiki.

Waves here are usually quite gentle so it is fairly kid friendly. Bathrooms and showers are next door at Kapiolani Beach Park @ Waikiki and you'll get plenty of food options nearby as well. For more on Waikiki area beaches see The Beaches Of Waikiki.

Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
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Not quite as great as other nearby sections of Waikiki Beach but it is often less crowded here which is a big deal if you want to slightly get away from the madness and crowds.
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 10
Likes Received: 3
Queens was nice and not quite as crowded as the Waikiki middle area (by police station). I didn't know that this was a gay beach until reading the review from the duke of beach here and on one hand I don't know that anything stood out as it being gay but on the other hand, it might explain the dude factor going on there :) Still, a pretty nice beach overall.
Joined: Aug 2013
Reviews: 12
Likes Received: 4
Queen's isn't a great beach and not even a great one in Waikiki but there is some snorkeling to be had here if the water is calm.

Just keep in mind that this is a well known beach among the gay population (not that there's anything wrong with that!).
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