Oh what joy it is to get married in Hawaii! It’s every bride’s dream to have a memorable and unique location for her wedding, and having it on a beach in Hawaii most certainly ranks high up in a really long list of options.

But which beach (let alone which island) is the best? While we understand that this is quite a subjective question (everyone has their favorite beach after all), here are our top 3 beaches based on our experience in creating beautiful and memorable beach wedding ceremonies:

Waimanalo Beach

Waimanalo Beach gets our nod because of its white sands, its green mountain backdrops and beautiful turquoise waters. Additionally, its off-shore islands and the forest atmosphere add to its uniqueness.

Sunset Beach

As obvious as its name implies, Sunset Beach makes our list because of the beautiful sunsets that couples can experience on their wedding day. A quick look through our various Sunset Beach photos and you’ll see why it’s one of the most popular Oahu wedding beaches.

Makapu’u Beach

Makapu’u Beach joins our list of top Oahu wedding beaches because it almost has every other element that most oahu beaches have. Its black lava rock formations and deep blue waters add a different element to photographs as well as the bluffs and mountain backgrounds that surround this beach. If you’re looking for white sand, Makapu’u beach has that too. Rabbit Island is just off the shoreline, and famous Makapu’u lighthouse is visible from almost every angle from the beach. Looking for the perfect sunrise beach wedding? This is our top spot.

Of course, there are many other beaches on Oahu that you can choose from. Take a look at our Oahu wedding locations for more info.