Now completely revised and updated, this new edition offers sixty color photos of O'ahu's spectacular beaches and coastline by photographer Mike Waggoner, a water safety section, and 22 newly drawn maps locating more than 130 beaches and shoreline parks on the island. The beach descriptions and maps include many of the island's popular surfing sites. This essential guide to O'ahu's beaches begins at Ala Moana Regional Park and continues counter-clockwise around the island--the traditional route most visitors and residents take when touring the island's scenic points. All beaches, known and relatively unknown, are listed with their physical characteristics, recreational uses, historic and cultural significance, and any dangers that beach-goers may encounter. Each beach is identified by its official and unofficial, or popular, name (if any) used by residents. When available, the author has added brief histories of beaches as handed down through the native Hawaiian oral tradition and related Hawaiian chants and verses. Beaches of O'ahu is an indispensable reference book and guide that will add significantly to every beach-goer's use and enjoyment of the island's magnificent beaches.