Talk Story #38 – New Waikiki Sand “Recycling and Replenishing” Challenges

Waikiki Beach before the bulldozers appeared

Keeping Hawaii’s visitors and kama’aina happy and especially not disturbing the pleasure of visiting this famous beach area is high on the list, but as always, there seems to be unexpected challenges with a large project such as the Waikiki beach sand replenishment.

The latest news is that the planned distribution of recycled ocean sand (which has been pumped in from nearby shoals and piled high) was to be ‘air blown’ through piping along the beach, but was found not to be feasible to keep within the timeline expected.

Thus, trucks and bulldozers will now haul the sand to the various areas and work during the morning hours from March 14-April 14. Most of the 2.5 mile beach will remain open and hotel officials have noted that people will still be able to reach the ocean during this time through designated paths – a temporary inconvenience for a wonderful new spacious beach to enjoy – just like it was back some 25 years ago! 

For Visitors

Mornings are a splendid opportunity to visit other beautiful Oahu beaches all around the island. Perhaps on the windward side of the Ko’olau mountain range, watch windsurfers with their colorful sails at the wide and wonderful Kailua Beach or a gorgeous, quiet but often striking orange and pink clouded sunrise.  

Kailua Beach

Or continue the drive along the coast toward Rabbit Island…and the North Shore.

Lovely beach near Rabbit Island

Then in the afternoon, be back to enjoy sinking your toes into the fresh new Waikiki sand as you stroll along, or go for a late afternoon swim with a setting sun sky.

Are You Considering a Move to Hawaii?

On Oahu, condominiums and residences are being purchased steadily for there is a dwindling and limited inventory happening in so many of our popular areas. Don’t hesitate. You can first find out more about what is available and choose the location before arrival.

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and I are here to help with the process of finding a lifestyle and property perfect for YOU. Let’s ‘Talk Story’ regarding what you desire within your parameters. I look forward to it by phone: (808) 937-8387 or email.    

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. Contact me today and let us ‘Talk Story!’

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