The Best Places to Watch the Sunset on Oahu

By: Leah Shoup

Waikiki Beach

Attempt to catch “the green flash” on camera at the most popular place to watch the sunset in Honolulu.

Ala Moana Beach Park

This Hawaii beach sunset spot is within walking distance from many of the high-rise hotels on Waikiki Beach.

Sunset Beach Park

By the name, you may be able to guess that this North Shore beach is a top Oahu sunset spot!

Kaena Point

You’ll want to head to Ka‘ena Point State Park for two of the best sunset hikes on Oahu.

Shark’s Cove

Shark's Cove is busy during the day with snorkelers but becomes a peaceful place to watch the sun setting in the evening.

Waimea Bay Beach

Waimea Bay Beach is the perfect place to stop to watch sunset if you’ve spent the day exploring the North Shore.

Koko Head Crater

Hike Koko Crater Trail for an incredible view of Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay and to see one of the best sunsets on the island.

Tantalus Lookout (Puu Ualakaa State Park)

Just 15 minutes from Waikiki, you'll find this scenic overlook with views of the Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head.

China Walls

Situated within the Hawaii Kai neighborhood and down the road from Koko Kai Mini Beach Park, you'll come across this hidden gem.