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Waikiki Beach

Kalakaua Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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Ranked #29 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing, Snorkeling, Walking, Dining
Description: Oahu's most popular beach.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Harrisonville, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I prefer less crowded locations to enjoy the beach but this is a great place to people watch and see the historic Waikiki Beach. Surf lessons and other things are always available.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

One of the days we went here it was busy with an event but we could still find space to sit or swim in. The water is gorgeous and clear and warm. At night is quite peaceful and romantic. Loved it.

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Murrieta, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Waikiki did not feel very safe to me or like a place for families. It was weird to me that you could drive down one street that looked very slummy and dirty, and then the next street looked like Beverly Hills. Looked just liked downtown LA but with a CROWDED beach. Not my cup of tea but definitely an experience.

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Lehi, Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Waikiki is the "post card" of Hawaii, the water is very calm, warm and for my surprise it was very blue this past week. A lot of tourists, it is almost a commercial beach. It does not reflect the real beaches in Hawaii. There is a lot of restaurants, bars, shopping centers around it, if you want to eat some... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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504 reviews 504 reviews
146 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You can say what you want about Waikiki, but the fact remains that millions of people from all over the world visit here every year. And there are always plenty of locals mixed in with us tourists. Why, because the water is wonderful, there are incredible people-watching opportunities and the night life is plentiful and fun! We've been wandering up... More

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Manchester
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163 reviews 163 reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Busy and touristy, but beautiful iconic and large sandy beach with varying types of activities and environment along the beach. The sea also looks beautiful and there is a great view of Diamond Head. I recommend a morning or evening walk along on the beach when temperatures are cooler. It is within Waikiki so there are a number of shops,... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Like the Gold Coast or other tourist beach. Lots of entertainment, eating places, shopping, tourists, hotels, etc. I guess we are spoilt in Australia with our beaches, but Waikiki was good for swimming.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Waikiki beach....it's, touristy, overcrowded, cliche, overpriced, hectic, and loud. Yes, it's all those things. But, it's iconic. I've been to lots of Hawaiian beaches and areas. I would not want to spend my entire or even the majority of my Hawaiian vacation here, but it's worth a night or two. We stayed for two nights, beachfront, and really enjoyed the... More

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Timika
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There are far better beaches on Oahu but Waikiki beach is great if you are staying downtown. Don't expect large waves here but if you are not an experienced surfer or a strong swimmer, you should avoid the North Shore waters and stay near the Waiks.

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Kensington, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Don't like Waikiki beach? Mosey on down a ways. While the beach itself seems narrow (I was used to the wide beaches of the mid-Atlantic), there are well-maintained shelters with picnic tables, water fountains and places to rinse your feet (or entire self). Some of the beach is right across the street from major hotels with restaurants and shopping, and... More

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