The crater above may get most of the attention, but just below and across the road you’ll find Diamond Head Beach Park. The winding path to the beach is found near the designated lookout, and what you’ll discover at the base is the most isolated stretch of sand on the south shore. It’s a popular surf spot, but unlike Waikiki the waves break all over the coastline which makes it never feel crowded in the water, nor on the shore. There are plenty of spots to lay down your towels before snorkeling (not too many fish to see though), swimming, or sunbathing. Most people can be found reading a book, combing the sand for sea glass, or catching a few zzzz’s. It’s peaceful and scenic even if a little rough around the edges, the latter of which helps keep the tourist crowds away.