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Sans Souci Beach

This pleasant swimming and snorkeling area at the eastern end of Waikiki is protected by a coral reef and used by many local swimmers who like to swim laps in the ocean. The Outrigger Canoe Club Beach is located just east of San Souci Beach and fronts the Outrigger Canoe Club.

San Souchi Beach
San Souchi means “without care” in French

Great For

Swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, people watching.


The famous surfing spot called Castles is located off San Souci Beach. If a swell is running watch for the local experts shredding some waves.

Need to Know

San Souci, the name of a small hotel that once stood where the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel is now, means “without care” in French. The famous author Robert Louis Stevenson stayed at the hotel for five weeks in 1893 and wrote about the area.


A lifeguard tower is located at Central Waikiki Beach near the Waikiki Police substation.


Restrooms, showers, and food concessions are located at numerous spots along the beach on Kalakaua Avenue including at San Souci Beach.


San Souci Beach is located in Waikiki near the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, just to the east of the Warm Memorial Natatorium.