Located on the Windward side of Oahu just a half hour or so from Honolulu and a short distance from the end of the Pali Highway through Kailua town, you'll find Kailua Beach Park.
The half-mile Kailua Beach was chosen by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a.k.a. "Dr. Beach," as Americas Best Beach for 1998 and hence retired from competition.
Kailua Beach Park is known for its wide fine white sandy beach with great views of the nearby Kaneohe Peninsula and the off-shore Flat Island.
There are generally no significantly hazardous ocean or beach conditions here. Typically there are very small, if any, waves.
It is a popular beach for family gatherings since there are lifeguards, picnic areas, lots of accessible parking, restrooms and showers, and even a concession stand.
You'll also likely see numerous kayakers, several windsurfers, parasailers and an outrigger canoe club practicing.