A picnic at Cromwells Oahu is an awesome idea because Cromwells is an awesome beach. I spent about a third of my summer there this past summer and continue to spend a lot of time there. It’s a great beach that usually has good parking. It doesn’t have long shorelines like Sherwoods does, but I like how you get an unobstructed view of the sun when you’re here. The sun hits this area hard and at high noon, you can get a really nice tan. A lot of girls love taking skimpy bikini pictures here and the scenery is perfect for this.
Directions and parking
If you’re coming off Kalanianaole Highway from the East side, you’ll want to take the Kahala exit and turn left at the stoplight onto Kilauea Ave. Follow this road for a while and turn left on 22nd ave and then another left onto Diamond Head Road. Follow Diamond Head Road until you reach the intersection with Kahala Avenue, and you’re going to go straight. You’ll be in a neighborhood by now and if you drive a little, you’ll see the beach entrance and a bunch of people in bikinis, and you’ll know you’re here. If you get lost, google maps can pull up Cromwells for you, so don’t worry, you’ll get there. This area is a very upscale part of town, with million dollar homes on the beach. There are break-ins in the area, so I would recommend taking your valuables with you down to the beach because it’s better to be safe than sorry.
There aren’t any showers at this beach so be prepared to fill your car with sand and drive a sandbag on wheels after this. It’s worth it, though. The walk down to the beach is a little long compared to other beaches and the walk along the shoreline is kind of long, too. I like to sit against the rock wall past the initial entrance. If you keep walking down the beach, you’ll find more people.