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Lanikai Beach

Mokulua Drive, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
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Oahu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is an award winning beach. However, with the dogs though I noticed there are way too many dogs on the beach that are unleashed. I had several dogs come up to me while i was laying on the beach in the early morning around 6am, just enjoying the sunrise. The first one was ok and just sniffed my things,... More

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Rohnert Park, California
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17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Such a gorgeous beach! White powdery sand. This is just over the hill from Kailua. I do love this beach, however In October (when we visited) there were many Portuguese Man O' War in the water and I got stung a few times. I couldn't find any park restrooms or showers, but this is not really a park rather just... More

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Santa Clara, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

There is only one road that takes you in and out of Lanikai. I suggest driving all the way on the main road through and not turning left on any one of the side roads to the beach. It's a great drive for only a few blocks. My wife likes to do it to pick out the beach mansion she... More

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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138 reviews 138 reviews
64 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lanikai Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is in a very exclusive neighborhood in Hawaii, but the beaches are for everyone, so there is plenty of pedestrian access between properties. It may be difficult to park near the pedestrian access points as you cannot park in the bike lane at all and all the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This beach is spectacular! Only problem I had with it was the beach had no shade until about mid afternoon when the sun would start to head towards the west. The ocean was calm & warm in October. My husband and I enjoyed it so much we had to come repeatedly. Definitely worth the drive over!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This beach is just amazing. I been here many times in my trip to Hawaii because everytime I went to another beach I just realised that this beach is the best so I came back. In here you can just relax and let your body free to the sun and the very clean sand... What more can I say, if... More

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is a beautiful beach but lack of parking, no facilities and houses at the edge of the beach are not my style.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The beach was very clean, not too crowded, not many kids, water very clear and the sight of the open ocean is just awesome. Parking on the street is not terrible but certainly not a lot of spots.

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17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

What can you say about a beach rated Top 10 in the world in 2013? Soft white sand that's like baby powder, crystal clear water, light breeze, and uncrowded due to the somewhat hidden nature of this beach. I'd become a bum and live right on this beach if I could!

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The prettiest beach on Oahu. The sand is amazing and the water is clear blue green. We snorkelled all around looking at the coral below the water. Stunning.

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