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Address: Kalakaua Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Activities: Surfing, Walking, Dining, Snorkeling
Description: Oahu's most popular beach.
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Good swimming

I hate to say it but our Aussie beaches are better. Having said that, the swimming here is good as the water is calm and very gentle swell, really clear as well. Good space on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I hate to say it but our Aussie beaches are better. Having said that, the swimming here is good as the water is calm and very gentle swell, really clear as well. Good space on the beach to chill, gotta pay for lounges and brollies though 😟

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The beach at dukes is best and the sand is soft and fine. Umbrellas and chairs are reasonably priced. For the best spots get there by 7:30 or 8. When you get in the water you will notice a soft sandy bottom and relatively shallow for quite a ways out. Great place just to play with the kids in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I've been fortunate to visit Honolulu dozens of times for work. I always love finding a new spot, however, one consistent that I find is the crowds on Waikiki. Don't get me wrong, its a must to visit, however, the business can take away from the beauty. Try heading towards Hanauma Bay as there are some great beaches out there.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Having lived in Waikiki for 8 years, Waikiki beach is an attraction to be experienced, but it is a small beach that can get super crowded. There are other beaches along the Waikiki hotel district that can be slightly less crowded. The surf is almost always way too crowded. ONE THING EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW IS: Once you get in the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I can now say I have done it, but would not stay in this area again. Too busy, too expensive. I have told my friends and family to avoid it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very busy beach a lot of hotels, so if you want the peace and quiet you need to book outside of waikiki area. There are also a lot of excursions always something to do! we even went in a shark cage in north shore area.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Our hotel (Outrigger) was right next to the beach....we had so much things planned that we did not have much time to spend on the sandy beach. I can say it is a clean beach....drinks and food available up and down the beach...water is not deep....the ONE thing i want to recommend while there is to get on the sailboat... More 

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chico, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Waikiki is probably the most Busy beach in Hawaii. Overlooking downtown Honolulu, it is packed to the gills with tourists and locals. It is a GREAT place to learn how to surf, as the waves are mild, consistent, and alway present. It is however a HORRIBLE place for peace and quiet. Great for people watching, not so great for zen... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Everyone's heard of the beach with the wacky name. Plenty of tourists which is sad, but still, there are places for surfing lessons and it's a nice place to walk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Didn't start well tour bus was 20 minutes late and being one of the last hotels to pick up from got the lousy seats. Uncomfortable for a day trip air conditioning was either blasting or off. Got to sit on the wheel hub for 6 hours. Pretty ordinary for $100 each wouldn't bother I believe the photo tour and the... More 

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