Sandy strip for swimming & picnicking Fort DeRussy Beach Park - Park in Honolulu, United States

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2055 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States


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4.60 (4352 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Friday: 9 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am to 10 pm
  • Monday: (Martin Luther King Jr
  • Tuesday: 9 am to 11 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am to 11 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am to 11 pm


  • Amenities
    • Good for kids
    • Picnic tables
    • Public toilet
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • Wheelchair-accessible entrance


Frequently mentioned in reviews: museum (6) Beach (6) people (6) beautiful (6) water (6) nice (7) Great (7) good (7) sunset (9) area (11) place (11) Beautiful (12) great (12) Waikiki (15) park (19) beach (28)

  • 5shawn j. 1 year ago
    Lovely park that I've walked through many times only I took a few pictures and videos today. Light rain and lots of birds.

  • 5sharon g. 2 years ago
    Beautiful views

  • 5Alon D. 2 years ago
    Loved it!

  • 5Cliff L. 2 years ago
    This is great, and the museum is nice, especially if you are a WWII, Navy, or Hawaiian history fan.

  • 5Rhaudell C. 2 years ago
    Calm Chrystal clear waters and very clean park.

  • 5Brooke M. 2 years ago
    "The arbor area is gorgeous and inviting. A true dreamers delight of what is a paradise. Army Family member here so it relieved the homesickness a bit"

  • 5Lukas F. 2 years ago
    Great. One of the few green spaces in Waikiki. Well done too...

  • 5Victoria Z. 2 years ago
    Great park in Waikiki. Excellent place for a morning run!

  • 5Lisa H. 2 years ago
    Beautiful Sunsets and Beach

  • 5Mark B. 2 years ago
    Almost every beach is great here.

  • 5Ana M. 2 years ago
    Really rocky but nice.

  • 5Andy B. 1 year ago
    Amazing and magical place. I highly recommend this are of Oahu. Everything here is made for a great time. Nothing but friendly people. Nothing but fun and relaxation. Can't wait to come back in a few month.

  • 5Team P. 1 year ago
    One of the best spots in Waikiki. Often overlooked, it's peaceful, quiet and beautiful. Good museum too to check out when it's reopened.

  • 5Diane L. 1 year ago
    Beautiful shady park next to Waikiki Beach. Great place to stop for summer sunsets.

  • 5Sandra L. 1 year ago
    Beautiful park with people enjoying the park in different ways from running and walking dogs to yoga and sunbathing! And the U.S. Army Museum is right there and well worth the time to see the exhibits and learn some history!

  • 5Jacqueline P. 1 year ago
    Beautiful scenery! I love it here!

  • 5F X. 1 year ago
    Peaceful, quiet, plenty of space when we went. Beautiful sunset. There's picnic tables, restrooms, rinse area - a couple missing shower heads - I did not see beach chair rentals on this side. There's grass area for picnics as well.

  • 5Peaches D. 1 year ago
    Very beautiful and relaxing. Good food has my own drinks. highly recommend

  • 5H. 7 months ago
    This park is great for a lot of reasons. My personal favorite being the sunset view. Also a great spot to watch the fireworks on Friday nights. Big grass area near by with lots of trees for some shade when you need a break from the sun.

  • 5John T. 9 months ago
    Well the Feds took over the land and subcontracted maintenance to the connected hotel. Some really beautiful open area and some cool foliage. We walked the beach area (open to dogs on a leash) and enjoyed the sunset. Went back several times during the week stay. This is just a peaceful area, very well maintained and secure.

  • 5Ed R. 1 year ago
    Love the park because it is federal property and not actually Honolulu. Large stretch of land from the ocean to the hotels. I really enjoy their beach because it isn't really good parking close. Just walk a couple minutes from Hilton Hawaiian Village toward Diamond Head and you are there. Also, check out the museum.

  • 5Lilian H. 10 months ago
    I miss the playground, benches & bbq's at Duke's park, as well as the volleyball nets, but overall Fort DeRussy is still an amazing haven in Waikiki with great facilities, green space and museum.

  • 5Natalie O. 11 months ago
    Extremely walkable, food and treats in some spots along the beach. Cool military vehicles parked outside you can see, a good place to throw a Frisbee or play catch. In the water there's a lot of coral and rocks by the drop off but still fun.

  • 5Rick b. 9 months ago
    Great place for sunset or a beach day. Lots of shade and areas for bbq. Sidewalk that takes you down the beach makes it easy to roll your stuff. Great spot (there arent any bad ones in Waikiki)

  • 5Christina G. 4 months ago
    Found it to be less crowded than Waikiki beach. The park has picnic benches and BBQ pits. And ample room to place your blankets out and take a nap or enjoy a good book. Its quiet and calm. Excellent stretch of beach to visit.

  • 5Ty J. 5 months ago
    Beautiful beach! Tried to walk on the beautiful sand but it was too hot! Me and hubby took a great stroll and just enjoyed life and the scenery. Always a great breeze even during the day when it's really hot!

  • 5Jhamari H. 2 months ago
    This park/beach was more peaceful than I expected. Highly recommended for those visiting honolulu. However, there are more peaceful and private beaches for those willing to travel a little.

  • 5Annie O. 2 years ago
    Beautiful beach/park. More space than the other beaches in Waikiki. Great for paddle boarding, can see turtles often

  • 5Gina Rivera Rivera a. 1 year ago

  • 5michael m. 1 year ago
    Army Museum was cool..

  • 5donna h. 1 year ago
    I've been living in Waikiki for 6 months now and I finally went to this beach the other day. Have to tell you that it is so clean and perfect for a relaxing day at the beach. Its a must see experience!

  • 5Donna R. 1 year ago
    Wonderful hotel and beach for military families.

  • 5Marc L. 1 year ago

  • 5Anna S. 1 year ago
    it was nice bbq there. no homeless people around. kids loved to ride around park on scooters. totally safe. security didn't allow us to put hammock. and watch out for expensive parking near museum.

  • 5W. 1 year ago
    Nice to get away from the crowds of Waikiki Beach

  • 5Arun K. 2 years ago
    Quiet compared the main Waikiki beach. There is plenty of space on the park to sit and watch the sunset but if you want to sit on the sand go before 5 pm. The water is calm to swim but lots of rocks make it hard to just play in the water.

  • 5Edward R. 1 year ago
    Wow.. surprised by the beach.. expansive.. nice location.. nor crowded.. easy access.. everything you need a great day on the water..

  • 5Christine K. 2 years ago
    Beautiful place to relax!

  • 5Tony L. 2 years ago
    Open area for picnics and chill vibes

  • 5Donald T. 2 years ago
    Fascinating Army Museum. Don't miss it.

  • 5Xavier R. 2 years ago
    Good beach ,good place to walk ........

  • 5Jamie B. 2 years ago
    Pretty Nice area, just remember to validate parking before the walk to the beach.

  • 5M. 2 years ago
    I love this park. It has an interesting history and on this visit I noticed that some of the trees have signs showing the names of them. This park is open and inviting.

  • 5E P. 1 year ago
    Beautiful beach front but sad feeling as beach is completely empty. No tourist presently around due to covid situations. Praying that life can get back to the way it once was before 2020.

  • 5Gábor T. 2 years ago
    Amazing 🌇

  • 5Brad C. 2 years ago
    This is a much more laid back and secluded beach compared to Waikiki Beach. There is a boardwalk that extends the distance of the beach. Multiple rinsing stations. Google maps shows a functional boardwalk from Derussy Beach Park heading south to Waikiki Beach . There is absolutely NOT a functional walkway! Derussy had a very tame tide while we were there, nice place to view the sunset in late January, swim, and play around. Covid had visitor numbers at a fraction of normal traffic (according to a local).

  • 4johnathan r. 7 months ago
    Swim and enjoy the backdrop of Diamond Head. Relatively safe, little bit of a current, less crowded, and be sure to have water shoes. Snorkeling - not really that great, not a ton of fish. BUT - did run into a turtle and watched her eat for about 15 minutes. That made up for it. Good area to sunbathe, restroom available, and wash of area afterwards.

  • 4Brian G. 1 year ago
    nice park. big and well maintained. right at the beach. fun place to hang out.

  • 4Rio Enriquez (. 2 months ago
    Beautiful beach and beautiful view. Water is calm and the jetty makes for some good snorkeling. They have a public restroom and a shower. Also, less people here than Waikiki and a good spot for watching sunset and the gorgeous diamond head. However, bring water shoes. It is very rocky and some of them are sharp. There is a place where you can rent an umbrella and some recliners you can lay on. It is next to steak shack, they also offer SUP rentals and surf lessons. You know the beautiful sunset?? It drive choke of people here.

  • 4Bel W. 2 years ago
    You can't really get a good sunrise from this side, but a great sunset. You can see the other side of Dimond head.

  • 4. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) The weather was nice and it was great. (Original) 天気が良くて、最高でした。

  • 4Brian F. 7 months ago
    Waikiki sand and sun. Sandy bottoms turn to rocky or reef like bottoms fairly quickly. The beach park has full facility and food stands are available till 7:30pm. The park itself is well maintained and represents a wide variety of Hawaii’s flora.

  • 4Debra W. 1 year ago
    There's a lot of room to spread out a blanket and have a picnic and fun. There are tables and benches to sit at and people watching. There is something for everyone, young and old.

  • 4Armando A. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful beach (Original) Hermosa playa

  • 4Taylor S. 1 year ago
    Very chill with not too many tourists even before covid.

  • 4. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Good for snorkeling (Original) 스노쿨링하기 좋음 한적합

  • 4Michael C. 1 year ago

  • 4Michelle K. 2 years ago
    White tern nesting in full swing, be cautious!

  • 4Cindy T. 2 years ago
    Military museum is cool

  • 4Eric Burger I. 2 years ago
    Great beach and a little history too

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Last updated: 2023-01-13