Fort Derussy Beach Park @ Waikiki

5 stars from 6 reviews
Address 2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
Another excellent Waikiki area beach with plenty of amenities and facilities.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Concession Stand
• Facilities: Equipment Rentals • Facilities: Grassy Area
• Facilities: Picnic Tables • Facilities: Playground Equipment
• Facilities: Showers • Type: Dog Friendly
• Type: Kid Friendly • Sand Type: Regular
• Parking: Fees For Parking • Parking: Poor / Few
• Good For: Kayaking • Good For: Swimming

Matt Anderson's Take
Fort DeRussy Beach Park is a very large grassy park area with a large and excellent beach along the Waikiki strip. Your best bet for parking is either in the boat harbor lot (to the northwest) which has free and paid spots or at the paid lot across the street from the beach park (north of the Kalia Rd and Saratoga Rd intersection, enter from Kalia Rd).


On the grassy section you'll find a free military museum to visit along with all sorts of shady areas to play in, picnic tables, grills, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and playground equipment (for small kids).


On the beach side you'll find a beautiful piece of Waikiki that's quite large and thus not as packed as some of the main (center) Waikiki areas can get. You'll have bathrooms and showers at your disposal and because you're right next to a few hotels you'll also have easy access (via a beach walk) to food and drinks at those properties or the onsite concession stands.


The water overall is very nice, clear, and blue and usually calm so frolic or rent a stand up paddle board and enjoy! Or maybe take some surf lessons at one of the nearby equipment rental places. Some areas have a rocky bottom and we did notice that the sand on the northwest side of the beach is regular beach sand while towards the southeast end it becomes more powder like (which we prefer).


We've read some reviews that mention the cold springs on the far southeast end which might make that water colder than the northwest side but on a hot sunny day we couldn't really see a big difference. Let us know what you think in the review section below!

Regardless, this is an excellent beach and worth checking out. For more on Waikiki area beaches see The Beaches Of Waikiki.
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Laura W
Joined: Nov 2016
Reviews: 35
Likes Received: 1
Beautiful spot to picnic or hang out while in Waikiki. Right on the beach with wonderful views and lots to do.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 790
Likes Received: 106
A great place to hang out in Waikiki because it's rarely crowded here, at least by Waikiki standards which is a very relative scale. Lots of room to spread out.
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chantel
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Fort de Russy beach park is great! Beachside water is amazing and there is plenty to do. Hire chairs and lounges for the beach lots of non-motorised sports to do paddle boarding etc. The other side of fort de Russy is a beautiful, nice park for walks and lots of beautiful trees and bbq areas. At night it's great as the military look after the area so at night you don't feel worried to walk around it's very safe. Great beach park.
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Theo C
Joined: Feb 2016
Reviews: 6
Likes Received: 0
FDR is my beach when I'm in Waikiki. It doesn't feel as crowded as some of the other stretches of sand here and is nice and open. People watch, grab some sun, cool off in the water, and grab a snack. You can do it all right here.
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Jessica K
Joined: Feb 2016
Reviews: 4
Likes Received: 3
It is a great spot and terrific for the kids. Beach hire equipment on the beach, toilet block right there, shop to buy food and drinks and table and chairs right by the beach.
The park is stunning and it's an area that's not over crowded.
We have spent many hours there with our children over our 6 visits to Oahu.
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Alexis P
Joined: May 2014
Reviews: 14
Likes Received: 1
I prefer this section of Waikiki mainly because it's usually less crowded which gives us a bit more room to stretch out.
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