Waialae/Kahala Beach is just past Diamond Head outside of Waikiki about 30 minutes away. It's convenient, accessible, pleasant, scenic, and because of this, it's one of the top choices for our clients and we love using it.
Mornings usually are cooler, less busy, and the lighting is good and the way we like it. Lighting is good most of the day but can be a challenge from 2 pm and later. There is no sunset here.
The area we use is a short walk up the beach about 150 yards, fronting a luxury low-rise condo building. We sometimes use an area fronting the beach park for larger weddings.
We normally do ceremonies on the grass under the shade of the coconut trees as this makes for the best lighting for photography. We can do ceremonies on the sand between the grass spot and may do so for large groups and late afternoon weddings.
We recommend ceremony times between 9 and 11 am as best but, we can do ceremonies up to 2 pm. There is no sunset at this location.
You can go as late as 5 pm in the Spring/Summer and 4 pm in the Fall/Winter but, it can be hotter and most importantly, there's no parking and it's super busy!
Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) are available in the morning at 9 am and 10 am only. The area and parking just gets too busy and remains so throughout he day.
Parking availability is best in the mornings before 11 am and less so, mid-day and later.
We suggest you consider our transportation or use a taxi/Uber and not driving on your own for after 10-11 am and later times.
Note: Arrive early than the scheduled "meet time" to ensure you can find/wait for parking. Taxi fare has been $12-$15 and up to $20 one way. The Kahala hotel is just up the beach and you can catch a taxi back to Waikiki from there.