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Waikiki Beach

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Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Address: Kalakaua Avenuue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 0862211885
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Pleasant for and evening stroll or swim

Cant go to Hawaii with out strolling along Waikiki beach. Visit at sunset and you may be in luck to see the rich colours as the sun sets

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Perth, Australia

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Soddy Daisy
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in an oceanfront room right on Waikiki Beach. The view was fabulous as we watched the boats, surfers and beach goers. The water at the beach was some clear and so snorkeling was possible. Just down the beach is Black Rock cove where off shore snorkeling was great. Swan with sea turtles!! Just remember you are in Oahu... More 

Thank rey9006
Pittsburg, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thought the beach would be rundown but it's not. I didn't walk the whole shore but I saw from the tour bus as we drove on Kalakaua Blvd. that Waikiki Beach is well maintained and clean. I like that they put leis on the statues of Duke Kahanamoku and Prince Kuhio. They are loved. I would come back and... More 

Thank SeeTheWorld173
Lufkin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dukes has a patio right on Waikiki Beach that will serve burgers and the like, as well as steak and shrimp for formal dining inside.

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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cant go to Hawaii with out strolling along Waikiki beach. Visit at sunset and you may be in luck to see the rich colours as the sun sets

Thank JulesD92
Knoxville, Tennessee
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605 reviews
374 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This the quintessential commercialized crowded beach that everyone has to see and be seen on with every possible beach activity being sold. People everywhere trying to relax on the sand beach with walkers and gawkers all around. Selfie sticks everywhere. Some areas can be walked on a narrow walkway with intermittent sections on the sand, dodging the resort hotels. The... More 

Thank Knox10SC
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great sand beaches but the swim in the ocean leaves a lot to be desired. Walking past your waist in the ocean can be quite a challenge. You are bumping into large rocks and with the wave action this could be quite a painful experience. Not good for younger children.

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Burt Lake, Michigan
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104 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Hawaii because it is on our "bucket list." We fell in love with the place. We spent most of our time on the beach - this beach - THE beach - Waikiki Beach. One has to understand where we come from to truly get how high that last sentence scores on the praise-o-meter. We live in northern... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Truly amazing beach. Good for a relaxing lay in the sun or water-sports. Don't forget to bring your own chairs and beach umbrellas as the shops that hire them are rip-offs.

Thank Kevin Z
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a beautiful iconic beach but be prepared for a lot of fellow beachgoers. There is a sheltered part of the beach that is great for little kids or novice swimmers.

Thank LetsGoRedSox_9
Long Island, New York
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81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mostly tourists but still room too spread out and enjoy the water & view. Walled area in water forms lagoon to calm the waves. Covered areas along beach to sit and enjoy the view if you're not a beach person. Grab some food & drink or yogurt snack and relax.

Thank onvacationagain88

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