Waikiki (also known as Waikiki Beach) is a beachfront neighborhood of Honolulu on the south shore of the island of Oʻahu in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Waikiki’s most famous beach is Waikiki Beach, but there are six other beaches in the district, including Queen’s Beach, Kuhio Beach, Gray’s Beach, Fort DeRussy Beach, and Kahanamoku Beach. The beach became famous and popular for its continuous two-mile stretch of sand along the south Oahu coast. Nowadays, Waikiki Beach is partially engineered. Man-made structures, high tides, and rising sea levels have caused a growing problem.
Here are some stunning photos that show Waikiki beach in the late 1980s.