Gallery 23: Waikiki Beach – Honolulu, Hawaii

Waikiki is a neighborhood of Honolulu on the south shore of the island of O’ahu in Hawaii. Waikiki is most famous for Waikiki Beach, which is one of six beaches in the district, along with Queen’s Beach, Kuhio Beach, Gray’s Beach, Fort DeRussy Beach and Kahanamoku Beach. Waikiki Beach is almost entirely man-made. The area was a retreat for Hawaiian royalty in the 1800’s who enjoyed surfing there on early forms of longboards.