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The Beaches of Waikiki
Marker 1 on the Waikiki Historic Trail

The first marker on the Waikiki Historic Trail is located on Kalakaua Avenue on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki. It was installed in 1998 and it is called "The Beaches of Waikiki"

Beaches of Waikiki - Waikiki Historic Trail - Marker 1
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Description of Marker 1
The first marker on the Waikiki Historic Trail has information about writer Robert Louis Stevenson's visits to San Souci Beach, the Outrigger Canoe Club that was founded in 1908, the 1927 War Memorial Natatorium and swimming pool, the history of Kapiolani Park, the Kapiolani Horse Racing Track once located in the park, Queen's Surf Beach and the popular nightclub that once stood there. The marker also includes information about three Hawaiian temples that were once located in this area, Kupalaha at Queen's Surf Beach, Makahuna near the foot of Diamond Head Crater, and the Papaenaena heiau, and

Photographs on Marker 1
-Princess Liliuokalani with Robert Lewis Stevenson (1889)
-Kuekaunahi Stream (1886)
-War Memorial Natatorium (1940)
-Queen's Surf Restaurant
-Shirahama Beach in Japan

Sponsor of Marker 1
The "Beaches of Waikiki" marker was paid for by the Shirahama Tourism Association, Shirahama Beach, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Shirahama is a beach resort area about 200 kilometers from Osaka. In 2000 Shirahama and Waikiki established a good will sister beach relationship.

Location of Marker 1
Marker #1 is located on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki Beach, near the spot where Kalakaua Avenue and Monsarrat Avenue come together. It is on the Kapiolani Park side of Queen's Surf Beach, near the huge outdoor movie screen frame that usually sits on one side of that beach (free outdoor movies are often shown on weekends at Queen's Surf Beach at an event called "Sunset on the Beach").

Attractions Near Marker 1
- The Kapahulu Groin
- Queen's Surf Beach
- Kuhio Beach Park
- Kapiolani Park
- Honolulu Zoo
- Waikiki Aquarium

See also:
- Other Sites on the Waikiki Historic Trail
- Introduction to the Waikiki Historic Trail
- Downtown Honolulu Historic Tour
- Other Attractions on Oahu



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