Going to a lifeguarded beach can save your life in the event of an emergency. Below is a list of Hawaii’s lifeguard protected beaches with schedules. Click on any beach name to get directions, description/background, beach amenities, and current conditions provided by HawaiiBeachSafety.com.

Call 911 for lifeguard services if there is no lifeguard in the tower.

Swipe left & right over beach names to view lifeguard schedule.

Kauai South Shore Lifeguard Schedule
Kekaha Beach Park Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Salt Pond Beach Park Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Poipu Beach: Nukumoi Tower Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Poipu Beach: Poipu Tower Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Kauai East Shore Lifeguard Schedule
Lydgate Beach/Pond: Lydgate Tower Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Kealia Beach Park Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Anahola Beach Park Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Kauai North Shore Lifeguard Schedule
Hanalei Bay: Pavillion Tower Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Hanalei Bay: Pinetrees Tower Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Haena Beach Park Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Kee Beach Park Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Oahu South Shore Lifeguard Schedule
Ala Moana Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Magic Island Lagoon Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Waikiki – Dukes Mon-Sun, 8am-5:30pm
Waikiki – Kuhio Mon-Sun, 8am-5:30pm
Waikiki – Queens Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Waikiki – Kapiolani Park Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Sans Souci Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Hanauma Bay Sun-Mon & Wed-Sat (Closed Tues), 6am-6:30pm (winter months), 6am-7:30pm (summer months effective Feb. 24, 2019)
Sandy Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Oahu Windward (East) Shore Lifeguard Schedule
Makapuu Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Waimanalo Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Waimanalo Bay Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Bellows Field Beach Weekends only 9am-5:30pm
Kailua Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Kualoa Regional Park Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm Memorial Day through Labor Day

Weekends and Holidays only: from Labor Day through Memorial Day 9-5:30

Oahu North Shore Lifeguard Schedule
Sunset Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Ehukai Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Ke Waena Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Chun’s Reef Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Waimea Bay Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Laniakea Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Haleiewa Alii Beach Park Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Pokai Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Oahu Waianae (West) Shore) Lifeguard Schedule
Keawaula Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Makaha Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Maili Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Depot’s Beach Weekends & Holidays Only, 9am-5:30pm
Nanakuli Beach Mon-Sun, 9am-5:30pm
Maui North Shore Lifeguard Schedule
Hookipa Beach Park Mon-Sun, 8am-4:45pm
Baldwin Beach Park Mon-Sun, 8am-4:45pm
Kanaha Beach Park Mon-Sun, 8am-4:45pm
Maui West Shore Lifeguard Schedule
D.T. Fleming Park Mon-Sun, 8am-4:45pm
Hanakaoo Park Mon-Sun, 8am-4:45pm
Maui Kihei (South) Shore Lifeguard Schedule
Kamaole 1 Mon-Sun, 8am-4:45pm
Kamaole 2 Mon-Sun, 8am-4:45pm
Kamaole 3 Mon-Sun, 8am-4:45pm
Makena State Park Mon-Sun, 8am-4:45pm
Maui East Shore Lifeguard Schedule
Hana Bay Fridays during Summer and Winter Pals Program days only
Hawaii Island East Shore Lifeguard Schedule
Leleiwi Beach Park Weekends, Holidays, and school breaks, 8:30am-5pm
Carlsmith Beach Park Mon-Sun, 8:30am-5pm currently due to lava
Richardson Ocean Park Mon-Sun, 8:30am-5pm
Onekahakaha Beach Park Mon-Sun, 8:30am-5pm currently due to lava
Honolii Beach Park Mon-Sun, 8:30am-5pm
Punaluu Beach Park Mon-Sun, 8:30am-5pm
Hawaii Island West Shore Lifeguard Schedule
Spencer Beach Park Weekends, Holidays, and school breaks, 8:30am-5pm
Hapuna Beach Park Mon-Sun, 8:30am-5pm
Kahaluu Beach Park Mon-Sun, 8:30am-5pm
White Sands (Laaloa) Beach Park Mon-Sun, 8:30am-5pm

Understanding Beach Hazard Ratings

Beach hazard ratings are designed to help you identify a beach that is appropriate to your ocean skill level. Lifeguarded beaches are rated based on ocean conditions and known beach hazards.
Beach & Nearshore Conditions:
Primarily for beachgoers, surfers and swimmers

Yellow: Caution

This is the lowest hazard rating for nearshore conditions. Approach the ocean with caution. Be vigilant of changing conditions, especially at beaches known for strong shorebreaks and on exposed rocks or cliffs near the ocean. Avoid exposed rocks that are wet from surf. Watch for holes and channels in shallow water. Weak swimmers should not venture offshore as the seafloor drops off quickly and tidal currents, winds and waves are strong on most island shores.

Red: High Hazard

Swimmers are advised to stay out of the ocean. Any shoreline activity is extremely hazardous and may lead to injury. Lifeguards will monitor ocean access. Avoid areas of wet sand or rock.

Black: Extreme Hazard

Swimmers are advised to stay out of the ocean. Currents and surge on the beach are quite strong and shorebreak can cause injury. Avoid exposed beaches and rocky shoreline. Remain beyond the reach of waves as indicated by wet send or rocks. Be aware of the variable nature of wave groups and lulls.


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