Waialae/Kahala Beach is just past Diamond Head outside of Waikiki about 30 minutes away. It's convenient, pleasant, and scenic.
Mornings are cooler and the lighting is good. Lighting is good most of the day but can be a challenge 2 pm and later. There is no sunset here.
Why do we say 9 am and 10 am? Parking! It's a small lot. If you choose this location, we suggest using transportation and get dropped off no matter the time of day. Use our transportation services or taxi (The Kahala hotel is up the beach to catch a taxi back).
The area we use is up the beach about 200 yards, fronting a luxury low-rise condo building.
We usually do ceremonies on the grass under the shade of the coconut trees but, we can use the sand between the grass spots. We sometimes use an area fronting the beach park for larger weddings.
If you do decide to drive, we suggest leaving at least 40 minutes before the "meet time" on your contract so you can find parking in the lot (if available) or up the street in the neighborhood.
Note: If you are staying at the Kahala Hotel, let us know. The spot we like to use is a short walk down the beach and we can meet you there, instead of meeting at Waialae Beach Park.