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Lanikai Beach
Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach

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Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
Ranked #1 in Kailua things to do
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Mokulua Dr Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 261-2727
http://www.kailuachamber.com/beaches
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Lanikai Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches on Oahu. Home to sand so fine it almost gains a pinkish hue, a glistening stretch of turquoise water, and, of course, Na Mokulua. Better known as ... Read more
"moks" these two islands provide an amazing backdrop that has been featured on the travel channel as being the most scenic beach in the world. You'll find this beach relatively uncrowded, however there are instances when things heat up. Because of it's beauty several local and international fashion and swimsuit publications use Lanikai Beach Park as the backdrop for their gorgeous models. Whether you are looking to swim, take pictures, or scope out the scenery, Lanikai Beach Park is a beautiful place to do so.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

One of the most famous beaches in the world. Lanikai is absolutely perfect. The sand is soft, the waves are mild, and the water is warm and clear. Parking can be a pain, but it is worth it.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii

Near Kailua Beach Park, you will enter this residential neighborhood and find a "legal" place to park. Then look for an "Ike" trail to the beach.
The sands here are silty-smooth and Lanikai is one of the nicest beaches in the world to take a walk... though the water.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Such a beautiful beach, a must see if you are in Oahu for more than a couple days. Very popular for good reason so parking in the area is hard to find.

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Lanikai Beach is one of the famous beach to visit. It is about 15-20 minutes drive.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Beautiful beach park where you can play in the water or hang out in the shade. Fine, white sand that's nice and soft on the feet, and bright blue water. You don't want to miss this!

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Ranked one of the world's most beautiful beaches in the world! Will take you about 25-30 mins. to get to it but will be worth it.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

Hands down one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Turquoise waters, white sand - doesn't get any better. Very limited parking but worth the walk. Keep in mind, neighboring Kailua beach park is nice, but not nearly as nice as lanikai.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Beautiful beach in Kailua that's less populated by tourists. Kailua is a really cool beach town that's worth checking out.

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Marina del Rey, California, USA

The beach is so beautiful and the sand is so smooth! This is definitely a great place to visit when you are on Oahu. There are also so many great places around this beach to just go and hang out.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

I absolutely love this beach! The sand is oh so soft and the water is unbelievably clear. Located in Kailua, it's the perfect getaway from all the hustle and bustle of the Honolulu city. There's numerous different beach accesses, so you're able to adventure and find the perfect spot. The scenery at this beach is simply amazing. But please be courteous of those residing in the neighborhood. (The points of access to the beach are nearby to people's houses). And also, just be aware that there's no parking lot so you'll have to find parking in the residential area.

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Kihei, Hawaii, USA

One of the most beautiful beaches in all of Oahu. Gorgeous turquoise water and white sand.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Calm beach in rich residential area. Hard to find parking place on a street though, but great view.

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Huntington Beach, California

Lanikai Beach is a family favorite. Please click our link to watch one of our daddy/daughter adventures http://youtu.be/SadLeCDHN_0

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San Diego, California
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The place is kids friendly. The water is calm, warm and it is good for snorkel. It's better to explore the beach by biking or walking.

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San Francisco, California, USA

one of my favorite places in oahu. and its easily accessible by "THE BUS"

it feels like you walked into a postcard.. the water is so blue and the sand so soft. people do wind surfing here

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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One of my favorite beaches ever. We went snorkeling here, and the pictures we got were absolutely stunning. The water is pristine blue and very clear. This is what you would envision a Hawaiian beach to look like. The crowds here are opposite from what you'd find at Waikiki Beach which can be good or bad. But if you're looking to get away from all the hectic and touristy areas, then Kailua is where you want to be.

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SF Bay Area, Western US

Reef protected beach, calm ocean waters of green and blue, with ultra fine sand. Twin Mokulua Islands in the distance. On the Windward side of Oahu. Rated one of the best beaches in the world, and much less crowded than Waikiki on the other side of the mountains. High end residential area. The beach has no facilities, no lifeguards, no vendors and no waves. Calm beach perfect for keiki and ohana.

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Austin, Texas, USA

This is always a favorite beach for visitors. Even so, it is way less crowded than Waikiki beach, or even Kailua beach. Beautiful views.

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Vancouver, Canada

This secluded local beach is stunning. If you want to enjoy Hawaii like a local, this is the place to be.

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Local from Honolulu

Lani means heavenly and kai means water. Lanikai Beach is voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii and in the world. I think the picture speaks for itself, just so picturesque. Sand is beige and powdery soft. It does get windy and sand gets everywhere because it's so fine. Once you see the beach and the Mokulua (twin) islands in front, it'll ingrain such an image so beautiful you will never forget.

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