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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 young children, Activities for older children
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I had read numerous reviews about Waikiki beach both good and bad, but we found it all nothing but good. Plenty of room to spread out and relax, plenty of options to hire activity equipment and friendly service, plus not overly expensive. Malays some sort of entertainment happening that keeps you amused either from the locals or the tourists. Beautiful... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I only wish that the beach was private to keep the homeless from sleeping in front of the resort properties. It's hard to vacation and feel safe when you see people in sleeping bags with grocery carts and suitcases.

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Olathe, Kansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Yes, this beach is packed with tourists. Yes, it's busy. Still, it's one of our favorite beaches. The best part of the beach is the part right out in front of the Royal Hawaiian. The sand is soft and you can walk far out into the ocean. The best part - no rocks here! It's a great place to play... More

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Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The reviews are true! Waikiki is not much different than Santa Monica, CA, or South Beach Miami. It's full of tourists from all over the world (mostly Asians). Crowded and busy with non-stop noises. It's not the most relaxing place. If you're into night life and want to lay out hungover the next day, sure you may like it. But... More

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Were glad to have a vehicle to travel to other parts of the island where you could move without constantly bumping into others. Parking is also a big issue if you are not staying within walking distance.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It was real touristy but the kids had a great time at the beach. We also enjoyed all the places that were walking distance along the beach.

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Meriden, CT
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you don't have time to visit Waikiki Beach, do not worry about it. It is clearly the least impressive beach in the entire state of Hawaii. I understand that much of sand in imported from other places including California! I would definitely drive to the North shore for good beaches rather than spend time in Waikiki. The shopping is,... More

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Madrid, Spain
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114 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Waikiki is simply overrated. It is the most famous beach of Hawaii, even though there are many more which have finer sand, clearer waters or better views. Just try Makapuu, Sandy Beach, Waimanalo, Lanikai, not so far from Honolulu. Or even the Ko Olina lagoons are better. But of course, the good point of Waikiki is that you will be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband are going in July of next year I'm so excited! It's so beautiful and I can't wait to walk bare footed on the sand!

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Crossville, Tennessee
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

So great to have a state so beautiful to visit ! There are mountains ,the people are from all over and we had a great time. We will go back when we can in a year or two. Be sure to get the information pamphlets to decide where you want to go because of so much to do ! Enjoy... More

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