Iroquois Beach is a place of natural beauty surrounded by the crashing waves of the sea. It’s located at the far southeast corner on Oahu, right next to Pearl Harbor, and has been known for its calm waters since it was opened during World War II as an embarkation point for servicemen headed overseas. The beach has a lighthouse that offers an excellent view for those who like watching ships entering or exiting Pearl Harbor just offshore from this picturesque spot.
A beach is a place of beauty and relaxation. It’s also home to some of the best seafood in town, so come along with me for a walk down this peaceful coast that will be filled with memories you won’t soon forget! To get to the beach you have to pass through land that is operated by the U.S. Navy and explore it! The general public has been granted access so come explore this beautiful country with me, we’ll be sure not to leave any stones unturned or sand un-scratched from our journey across these wonderful lands.
The Iroquois beach has recently completed a $14 million renovation to make it something amazing, which made it an even more desirable destination. The entire beach was completely renovated and updated with new facilities such as restrooms, water fountains, kiddie areas for younger children to play in the sand-free zones of the beach rather than on pavement or grassy areas. The beach is long and beautiful. There are patches of sand here and there with a few small rocks mixed in, but that doesn’t detract from the overall beauty one bit! It’s a long stretch of beach that is pleasantly murky with sand and rocks. The sounds of the ocean are soothing, but it isn’t as clear or pristinely white as other beaches can be. Some parts have more rocks than others which leaves you feeling like this place might not be safe for children to play on because they could step on sharp bits easily without noticing them right away.
The most interesting aspect of the beach is that it’s divided into 8 small beaches with “T” shaped jetties providing a sense of protection to each individual area. The wind and waves have a way of sneaking in these areas that are not protected like Ko’Olina Lagoons. The water splashes up against the shore, but some spots are more sheltered than others from crashing waves.
The water here creates a variety of beautiful colors, from deep blue to light turquoise. The sand is also very soft and fine; it feels like you’re walking on the powder! There’s so much space that I could just lay down in the sun all day long without anyone getting near me. It sounds great but there are some downsides too: the beach isn’t as clear because waves stir up sediment while they roll over rocks at high tide, this makes the waters appear cloudy instead of crystal-clear or aquamarine (which would be perfect).
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