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Sans Souci Beach Park

Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 2863 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Activities: Viewing foliage, Swimming
Description: Located at the Diamond Head (east) end of Waikiki, this beach is disabled...
Located at the Diamond Head (east) end of Waikiki, this beach is disabled accessible.
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Quiet Oasis

I'm torn about writing this review. I almost want to keep this beach a secret! After an 8 day stay at the New Otani which is situated right on this beach, we absolutely loved the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Ariella35
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Portland,OR
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Portland,OR
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I'm torn about writing this review. I almost want to keep this beach a secret! After an 8 day stay at the New Otani which is situated right on this beach, we absolutely loved the quiet local vibe at this beach vs the more crowded popular beaches of Waikiki. During the weekdays it’s fairly empty and on the weekends it... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful strip of beach, rock pools and snorkelling only 15minute walk from waikiki beach. Not many cafés or shops directly attached (about 10minure walk away) to it so take water/snacks Great view of waikiki beach for photos

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Bellingham, Wash.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

After driving through the Waikiki area, packed with the usual suspects having way too much fun. We ran into a park to get away from the crazy Beach action. Sans Souci Beach Park is at the end, so to speak, of Waikiki. It too had lots of people. But what seemed a much more mellow, laid back crowd. There's lots... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
53 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a welcome ceremony for our conference at this Beach. It was really lovely and much quieter than further down towards the main strip at Waikiki. There is lots of parking and it's not far to walk if you have to walk either. Close to the Zoo and Aquarium as well. We really liked it hear and revisited later... More 

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B.C. Canada
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228 reviews 228 reviews
50 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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