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Lanikai Beach, Kailua

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Consistently ranked as one of the best beaches in the world, Lanikai Beach attracts photographers for the view over two islands called the na mokulua, or mokes. In fact, the coast is often populated with photographers and models working on photo shoots for magazines. The beach is accessible by public paths through a nearby residential neighborhood. Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen; the beach has no facilities. Using our world travel planner, Kailua attractions like Lanikai Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Best beach I have ever been too. Great for swimming, paddle boarding and families with kids. By far my favorite beach in the world so far! Try and get an airbnb and stay on the beach!  more »
  • Kailua Beach used to be my favorite before. Then we discovered the more secluded, relatively, joys of Lanikai. Most of all, the close enough reefs that provide great snorkeling. While the fish aren't ...  more »
  • It's heaven! It's breathtaking! Nothing can go wrong when you are sitting on this beach... even when the wind was going at 40km/h... Seriously considering to stay here instead of Waikiki next time I v...  more »
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  • I still can't get over how beautiful the water is! Food nearby if you want to grab a bite. Be mindful of the time you go traffic is no joke. Enjoy!
  • Who wouldn't give this beach a 5-star? (unless you had trouble parking or wanted to have a shower after I guess...?). Otherwise the water and view was perfect.
  • Amazingly beautiful beach.. white soft sand, calm blue water, less crowded than other beaches.. this beach is perfect! To beautiful for words
  • Can be quite crowded at times and difficult to find parking. Some tourists leave trash along the beach, but there aren't many trash bins to begin with despite being a public beach. If you can put aside crowded beaches, this is one of the most absolutely beautiful beaches anywhere with friendly waves for the little ones. You can even snorkel here and see some wonderful fish and turtles.
  • Lovely white sand beach. Dogs friendly. Beautiful view. Calm and great for meditation as well.