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Lanikai Beach

Mokulua Drive, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Kailua
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So Cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen in my life. No crowds! You need to bring everything with you. No place to get snacks, water, sunscreen etc. No place to rent lounge chairs or umbrellas. Worth it though! If you want to relax, enjoy the view, peace & quiet this is for you.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Bad everything. The beach is just wayyyyyyyy too crowded. People drinking alcohol everywhere and partying leaving trash.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A beautiful beach white sand and green/blue water with a sandy bottom. There is a coral and rocks to snorkel to 5 steps off the beach. Amazing how many tropical fish you can see right there. Swam with a wee turtle too.

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los angeles,ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This has to be by far my favorite beach on Oahu. The sand is so soft, so white, the water is so warm and inviting. I can sit or swim or lay out here all day. A little hard to find but once you do and you walk to the water you'll know why Hawaii is called "Paradise". Bring an... More

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Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We again had an excellent stay at Steps To The Beach. The most beautiful beach ever. Location , location , location !!! Boogey boarding is the best, sunrises a must, coffee at Kalapawaii market perfect.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Compared to Kailua Beach, Lanikai more quiet. It has a great view and soft white sand. It's filled with plenty of people trying to get epic facebook profile pictures.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Both and my children and I were stung by jellyfish at this beach. Very painful experience. There also is no shade on this beach. Kailua is much better.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Probably one of the best beaches I have ever been to in my life. We were so impressed that we came back in June 2014 to Hawaii just to spend some time on this beach again. Would highly recommend

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Trash on the beach, no parking and angry residents. Don't go. What is there no parking. I got a parking ticket and I saw a lot of other visitors with 40$ tickets.

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Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Came swimming at Lanikai first thing in the morning and had a great experience. There is no "official" parking place to get here so you have to try to find street parking, which is often a challenge. We went very early in the morning and found parking in front of a vacant lot which I was more comfortable doing than... More

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