Waikiki beach is getting much needed sand.Â I was down there this past weekend with my church and there are some areas where there is very little sand at all. Tourists come to Hawaii to sit on the white sand, not on rocks, not in chairs.
State officials plan to spend $2.5million to restore a portion of sand on Waikiki Beach by taking it from nearby shoals, widening the 1,700-foot-long beach by about 37 feet between the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Kuhio Beach.
The state Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands has completed its environmental assessment and plans to apply for government permits. The project is scheduled to start in January or February and would widen the beach back to its 1985 width.Â The sand would be pumped to a dewatering site in an