If you’re on the island of Oahu, or anywhere in Hawaii for that matter, you have to make a point to see our beautiful sunsets. The colors are amazing as they light up the sky with the different hues of red, orange, pink, and blue. The times of the setting sun vary depending on the time of the year, anywhere between 5:45pm and 7:30pm. But if you see the sun getting close to the horizon, be sure to quickly find your spot to watch it set as it usually disappears within about 30 minutes.
Following are some spots you can check out for watching the sun set on Oahu.
Waikiki of course would be the closest place. You can have a seat on the beach facing the ocean and have a memorable moment watching the sun set beyond the waters.
Ala Moana Beach Park
Not too far from Waikiki, go to Ala Moana Beach Park and walk out to the end of Magic Island. You can have a seat on the many benches facing the sunset.
Kakaako Waterfront Park
Just down the street from Ala Moana is a waterfront park with large rolling grass hills and a great wall along the shoreline where the waves break. Listen to the ocean waters while watching the setting sun.
If you have a car and want to take a drive, head up Tantalus Drive. This will take you to some elevated points up in the mountains where you can pull off along side the road and watch the sun set into the ocean. But plan your drive early in the day so you can make sure you get the perfect scenic spot.
West Coast Side
Since the sun sets in the west, anywhere along the west coast of the island will make great spots to catch the setting sun. A few places would be Makaha, Waianae, and Nanakuli Beaches. Make a day of it. Take food with you, enjoy the beaches, and have a picnic while enjoying the sunset.
This one is on North Shore, a little further away. But the name says it all. Sunsets on the North Shore are the most spectacular on the island.