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Waikiki Beach

Kalakaua Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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Ranked #31 of 157 attractions in Honolulu
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing, Snorkeling, Walking, Dining
Description: Oahu's most popular beach.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Lansing, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I didn't get to visit the famous Waikiki Beach until I was in my 60s. By that time I had fully internalized the snobby stereotype from my East Coast and Midwest surroundings of this beach as a wonder of nature that had been spoiled by too many tourists and too many hotels. So when I first arrived I found it... More

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

You couldn't get a better combination of a nice urban beach with plenty of nice restaurants, refreshing water, outdoor activities and shopping.

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

awesome rolling long surf, great for teaching kids how to surf. gorgeous sand very busy and crowded, but still get as much swimming as you want and the kids loved it

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Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

No other word describes Waikiki beach but WOW! Beautiful in all aspects! Went to a luau on the beach which was a unforgettable moment! Would go back in a second!

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Singleton, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Waikiki Beach This is one of the best Beaches I have been lucky to holiday at, you can do all sorts of activities or just swim in the clear cooling water and laze on the sandy beach, I have even been lucky enough to encounter a green sea turtle swimming near me, so keep any eye out for these, just... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The beach is nice but a bit crowded,we stayed at the hotel un the end of waikiki so it was nice to spend evening there and see sun going down.

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

World famous Waikiki is a very busy place, you find a spot on the beach, set up then go swimming. Thats exactly what my wife and I did and we had fun with our 2yr old son. If you need a quieter place to swim go to the the north shore where the beaches have less crowds and are more... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Waikiki beach is good, but I was expecting more. I'm from the Caribbean and the beaches did not impress me at all. The area is great to walk, dine, a lot going on, street artists...It's a great place to spend a couple of days, but the beach, meh! not that wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you want something quiet, relaxing, and quintessential Hawaiian, I suggest you head to Kona (The Big Island), Kauai, or the North Shore of Oahu. You will not find it here at Waikiki Beach. If you're looking to "see and be seen" and have a sociable and social outing, then Waikiki is perfect for you!

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting to see such a famous beach. Certainly busy - lots of people on the sands and lots in the water -many with inflatables. A few shaded seating areas just a little back from the beach can make a cooler place to people watch. A short 'pier' allows you to go out a bit without getting wet - and watch... More

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