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The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Hawaii Like Never Before

As the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu boasts nearly 230 miles of stunning coastline. Oahu is also the most populated of the islands with nearly one million residents, which means that, unfortunately, many of the best beaches on the island are often crowded. Luckily, if you know where to look, you can still find hidden beaches across the island perfect for when you want to get away and truly soak in the beauty of our island paradise – without all of the crowds.

Today, we have put together a list of 10 incredible, secluded, and hidden beaches across this fine island – from the north shore’s Mokuleia to the west side’s Makua Beach – to create the ultimate hidden beaches road trip around the island of Oahu. This stellar itinerary is 130 miles, and at four and a half hours of drive time, is perfect for spreading over your next two-day weekend.

Which of these stunning little-known beaches is your favorite? For another epic road trip on Oahu, check out this phenomenal waterfall itinerary.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.