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Waikiki Beach, Honolulu

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Soak up Hawaii’s island charm while relaxing on the sandy shores of Waikiki Beach. Located on the south shore of Honolulu, the beach borders the well-known neighborhood of Waikiki, once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Known for its pristine white sand, bathtub temperatures, and spectacular views of the Diamond Head tuff cone, the beach serves as a popular place for watersports and sunbathing year-round. Try your hand at riding the waves with a surf lesson, or take a stroll along the boardwalk, where you will find a variety of oceanside dining options and street vendors. Put Waikiki Beach into our Honolulu trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Honolulu.
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  • Lovely beach, good temperature in the sea and quiet surroundings. We visited waikiki beach in October, this is not the high season as little people and lovely atmosphere.
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  • The Waikiki beach is a fun place to hang out and watch the sunset. It is located perfectly near lots of restaurants, hotels and shops, and is easy to get to by public transport. However, this means th...  more »
  • We stopped past the beach for a look, very crowded but to be expected, the beautiful Australia sand made me feel like I was at home! It's not a very deep beach to the water but is very long so can fin...  more »

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Where to stay in Honolulu

Most of Honolulu's luxury hotels and oceanfront condos are located in Waikiki, the city's most popular neighborhood. Staying in this area keeps you within walking distance of one of the world's finest beaches, but it also means paying a bundle for your room and board. To avoid high rates and big crowds, consider the budget hotels outside Waikiki's busiest areas. Smaller hotels just a short drive from the city's beaches offer comfortable rooms and good food at a fraction of the price of their Waikiki equivalents.
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