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Sans Souci Beach Park

2863 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
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Ranked #52 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Type: Beaches
Activities: Viewing foliage, Swimming
Traveler Description: When Honolulu locals go to the beach in town, this is where they go. It' is a great place to swim along the Waikiki strip, being a sheltered lagoon... more »
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B.C. Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Take a walk toward Diamond Head. You will find a lovely protected deep sand beach at the foot of Diamond Head. San Souci Beach is the only beach where we went swimming during our month long stay in Waikiki. We liked the quiet laid back vibe of this beach. The busy Waikiki beaches are fun for a beach stroll. But,... More

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Honolulu
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

plenty of parking if you are willing to walk a little with more free parking on the other end of Kapiolani Park is usually easier to find than right by the beach Hey it's Hawaii and you can always use a little exercise right? stop and take some killer photos on the way to and from the beach with Diamond... More

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Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote one of his novels here nice beach good snorkelling. Some shade but nice area. Quieter than wakikii beach

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Detroit, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Came to this beach for something different than Waikiki. It's a little less crowded and quieter and the water is good for some more secluded swimming and snorkeling. We stayed to watch the sunset and enjoy the beautiful view! Great option that isn't so far from Waikiki (15-20 minute walk or a quick bus ride) and close to Diamond Head!... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We went there the other day after kids finished school. Free parking in front of it if you get lucky. Life guard on duty, sheltered from the waves, we saw a decent bunch variety of fish while snorkeling. Showers, did not try the bathrooms. Much less crowded than the rest of Waikiki.

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Hayward, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Waikiki beaches tend to be very crowded but this beach is closer towards the Diamond Head side. Nice easy access spot for sunbathing and a little bit of snorkel fun. It is no Sharks Reef, Electric Beach, or H Bay experience but it is a great starter.

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Christchurch
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

For a break from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki Central wander down to Sans Souci. There is shade neaby and the beach has the best snorkeling in this area. Showers and toilets are present as is a Lifeguard Tower. Lots more locals here so wander down and have a look, its a great walk along the beach under the... More

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Toronto
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

On Waikiki Beach you have to step over and around bodies in search of a small patch of sand for your towel. But, just 15 minutes walk from the south-east end of the Waikiki shoppng strip (just past the Honolulu Aquarium - worth a visit) you come to Sans Souci Beach, a modestly-sized area of fine sand with plenty of... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

In the neighborhood of the Diamond head part of Waikiki, at the feet of the tall buildings, this beach is a little treasure. Calm and gentle waves and not too crowded. There's one or two terraces where you should definitely have a drink, mango or lilikoi old fashion soda, under the shadow of the old trees... There, you are a... More

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VancouverBC
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Not as busy as Waikiki! Great for swimming; lots of local families enjoying the calm water. Nice sunsets from the beach.

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