Beach Day at Cromwell’s Beach / Cove, Oahu

Tucked away at the edge of a posh residential neighborhood is where you’ll find this slice of paradise.

I love to venture out to find new places to photograph. So I was super excited when a friend asked me to tag along for a beach day at Cromwell’s Beach.

Cromwell’s Beach is a popular swimming spot located on the east side of Diamond Head Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. This beach is part of Kaalawai Beach, but known to most as Cromwell’s Beach.

I fell in love with this beach so much that I knew I had to return to capture some photos. This beach offers spectacular views, and just enough golden sand to stretch out and bask in the Hawaiian sun.

Towards the east end of Kaalawai Beach near Black Point is where you’ll find a lava rock peninsula. This is Cromwell’s Cove.  Reaching this spot is not an easy task, and is not recommended when there is high tide, or when the surf is rough. Though there is a pathway it requires you to do a little rock climbing.

Above the cove you’ll notice Shangri-La, a mansion in Islamic style built by the heiress Doris Duke. Owned and operated by the Doris Duke Foundation it now serves as a museum displaying Islamic Art.

Shangri – La / This Islamic – style mansion was built by the heiress Doris Duke.

Getting There

There is not a parking lot for this beach, so you will have to find parking in the residential neighborhood.

Parking Address: Kulamanu Pl, Honolulu, Hi 96816

By theBus

By Lyft or Uber

My Tips

I recommend going to this beach during the weekday if you can for lack of parking. Even though this is a pretty safe neighborhood I would advise that you don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle. And that goes for any location on the island. You just never know! If you are looking to come here to photograph, I highly recommend going during or after sunset.

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