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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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  • This is a very lovely beach but your picture must have photo-shopped out ALL the people that are on it daily. Parking is difficult if not impossible, ticketing is a problem you don't want, and there a...  more »
  • A local gave us directions to this beach and how to park along the sides of the one way residential streets. We arrived around 2 PM as people who had been there earlier were leaving. It was a one bloc...  more »
  • Lanikai is a neighborhood beach, with limited parking on the street. It's beautiful, as are lots of beach along that part of Oahu. BUT , it's inclusion on sites like this have ruined it. The vibe with...  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!
  • 2nd annual visit to this beach. Found a nice secluded beach that is not congested. This visit(2017) the tide was in very high, which the beach was no longer. Either way, I still enjoyed it. As well as snorkeling around the reefs too.
  • 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.

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