Here’s a list of our best spots on Oahu for a Surprise Engagement Proposal, Destination Wedding, or Portrait session. We have everything mapped out from secluded beaches with breathtaking scenery to amazing sunset locations.
Locations are divided into categories: Waikiki, East Oahu, West Oahu, and North Shore. We highly recommend Magic Island, Waialae Beach, and Makapuu. Don’t see what you are looking for? Send us a message
Fort Derussy Beach
Formerly a US Army installation, Fort Derussy Beach is located on the west end of Waikiki Beach near the Hale Koa Hotel. It is named after General Ren Edward De Russy (1789-1865) and is one of Hawaii’s most beautiful public beach-side sanctuaries. Fort Derussy Beach Park features tall coconut palms and monkeypod trees, grassy hills, picnic benches, volleyball courts, a public barbecue area, and restrooms.
Magic Island Lagoon, also known as Ala Moana Beach Park, is a manmade peninsula located on the west end of Waikiki and right across Ala Moana Center. This location is highly accessible and offers beautiful views of the harbor, the iconic Diamond Head, a beautiful lagoon and beach, and stunning views of the Honolulu cityscape. This is also the best spot in Honolulu for a sunset or a sunrise photo session.
Queen’s beach is one of two beaches credited to being the birthplace of surfing. This famous beach was once a favorite of Hawaiian royalty and the ever famous Duke Kahanamoku. Situated just east of Waikiki Beach, Queen’s beach provides a quieter and slightly more secluded space to enjoy those amazing Hawaiian sunsets.
Located on the South shore of the Island of Oahu, about 3 miles east of Waikiki Beach (a 10 minute drive) and right next to the Kahala Hotel and Resort and Waialae Country Club. This hidden gem is hands down one of the best places for a surprise engagement proposal or a destination wedding.
Waimanalo Bay, also known as Angel Bay, is on the south eastern side of Oahu and neighbors Bellows Beach Park. Waimanalo beach regularly ranks as being a top 10 beach in the US for best beach weddings. It is by far one of my favorite spots to photograph and a signature place for surprise wedding proposals or destination weddings in Hawaii.
“Lanikai” means heavenly ocean in the Hawaiian Language and when you see the beach, you will know exactly why. It’s known for its tranquil blue waters, bright blue skies, powdery white sand, and view of the famous Mokulua Islands. As one of Oahu’s best beaches, Lanikai Beach has also been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Paradise Cove Beach is located behind the Paradise Cove Luau in the Koolina Area. This quaint beach is protected from the open ocean giving the beach a calm and serene setting for you to enjoy. This beach also boasts some of the most beautiful sunsets and is known to have a few turtle sightings as well.
Paradise Cove “Secret Beach”
Situated between Paradise Cove Beach and Sacred Beach, Secret Beach is a gorgeous stretch of beach with snorkeling, calm waters, and stunning sunsets. This beach is indeed a secret as the tide enjoys covering the beach during high tide. However, save a few precious hours, the waves roll back to expose this stunning jewel!
Named as such for the turtles that once laid their eggs on its secluded shores, today, Turtle Bay is known for its surfing, diving, and fishing. Located in Kahuku right near the Turtle Bay Resort, this beach provides breathtaking views for Photo Sessions.
Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii is Ehukai Beach, also known as “Banzai Pipeline.” This beach is famous for holding the Pipeline Masters Surf Contest during the winter months, is a great local surf spot, and a beautiful place for a Surprise Engagement Marriage Proposal, a Destination Wedding, or Family Portraits.
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