Waikiki, the name brings up a symbolic picture of a warm and friendly Hawaiian lifestyle, including the white, soft sand of its wide beach. The years have certainly made changes and one is the growth of this famous strip between the Ala Wai Canal and the blue ocean.
Along with construction and modernization made by man, the pull of the ocean currents has caused this lovely beach to erode. As mentioned in my previous Talk Story #34 blog the replenishments have now begun! Starting at the Diamond Head end of the beach, operators of the large machines are doing their best to keep the noise level down, but it is all worth it!
Photos of Waikiki Beach Sand Getting Replenished
I was a child and played on the ‘wall’ with my brother, at Waikiki’s section of Kuhio Beach when my mother took this photo. The sandy beach stretched ‘forever’ in those days. The uniquely styled Catholic church had landscaped grounds and stood separate. The majestic white Moana Hotel was not totally surrounded with other hotels yet. Today’s children still play and adults still relax, so actually, it is timeless.
As the work progresses, it will indeed be a pleasurable sight to see “our” beach returned to its beauty from all the erosion of years past. I will be including some before and after photos in a future article after the recovered sand from the ocean bottom gets replaced, especially in the empty areas near the premier Halekalani and the Royal Hawaiian hotels.
Have you been considering the enjoyment of this great lifestyle we have on Oahu? Nearby condominiums and homes are available in all price ranges from rental unit investments for limited personal use to full time residency. There are several oceanfronted ‘Gold Coast’ condominiums and residencial properties available nestled near the base of Diamond Head.
An excellent example of moderately priced condominiums for full or part time living, including landscaped surroundings in the immediate Waikiki area, is the Liliuokalani Gardens. Contact me for additional galleries or information.
Meanwhile, let’s ‘Talk Story’ about your desires and parameters. I look forward to it! Yes, I was here and remember the past, but it is the future that beckons! Let me help you in finding a future home in Hawaii.
With warm Aloha!
Note: In Hawaii, there is often a gathering of family and friends, and in a casual way stories are told of present and past happenings.We call it “Talk Story.” My continued series are about different places around Oahu with a bit of their history, and the opportunities for you today. I would love to hear about your personal Hawaii memories to share, perhaps during the territorial days, like I was, growing up out ‘Koko Head’ way. Hawaii is a special place and so are the people. Follow me as we discover a Lifestyle best suited for YOU. Whether it is a new military move, a casual beach house, a downsized retirement home, a golf course fronted resort home-away-from-home, a grand residence with superb view, or a high rise condominium…the choices and the Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers resources are many.