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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. Take a look at our Kailua trip itinerary site to schedule your visit to Lanikai Beach and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • October 4, 2017
    This was perfect for me and my husband. Plenty of sun and sand for him to lay out and calm beautiful water for me to swim and snorkel. I'd go back in a heartbeat!  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I love this beach family friendly beautyful peaceful , clear and warm water we will come back again ❤️  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Just a short drive from Honolulu, and with ample parking too. The white sand, the cool breeze, the palm shade and the crashing waves - enough said. You have to see this place. Some tourists rent paddl...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    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!
  • June 28, 2017
    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.
  • May 7, 2017
    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.
  • May 20, 2017
    Amazingly beautiful beach.. white soft sand, calm blue water, less crowded than other beaches.. this beach is perfect! To beautiful for words
  • May 4, 2017
    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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