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Waikiki Beach

Kalakaua Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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Ranked #30 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Kensington, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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New Delhi, India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

One associates a beach with serenity, shacks and a beach road having small shops and restaurants. Waikiki beach is covered with tall concrete buildings. The beach is over crowded most of the times but water is crystal clear. There are a lot of water sports and activities happening all the time. It does have a beach road and thankfully it... More

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Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Fun for people watching but the beach is surprisingly small and I was amazed that some of the hotels (e g Halekulani) have no beach front - the sea just goes up to the wall. The part near the Hilton is the best. There are plenty of much better beaches in Hawaii!

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Chesapeake
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are staying in Honolulu you will visit this beach. It is beautiful but not the most beautiful. Very popular and populated but located so conveniently near everything. So you can get something to eat , go back to the beach, go to the zoo or aquarium and go back to the beach, take tour go back to the... More

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Keller, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Yep, it's crowded, but it's Waikiki Beach, so you have to just expect it. Nice beach for the kids to play in, nice sized waves, but not too big or rough. Close proximity to lots of eats, and the best people watching on the planet. I think we saw butt cheeks in every size, shape and color (is it just... More

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Whilst you are in Honolulu you have to go here I suppose, especially as it’s on the main ‘drag’ & not out of your way but it’s only ok, nothing to write home about.

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, we didn't get to spend nearly as much time there as I wanted to due to time restraints. BUT...the beach is absolutely gorgeous and the sunset is like no where else that I've seen on Earth! Words cannot begin to describe the beauty accurately enough. At the point where we entered the beach, there are several showers to rinse... More

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Floral Park, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The views of Diamond Head are exactly what I'd seen on postcards and in photos of Hawaii. The sand was white, and the water the same gorgeous blue all over the islands. The one thing I didn't care for were the crowds. While it's a public beach, much of it is covered by hotel guests up and down the entire... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A busy, bustling, place, lots of shops, restaurants, lots of ABC stores Wow ! good prices, great Markets further up the northern end and off the strip, make sure you go of the main street to find these great buys and lovely bags, towels, beachwear, etc., + gifts. The busy beach has beautiful fine sand, nice swimming lovely backdrop with... More

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Sacramento, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Got to go so you can say you did. Nice beach - lots of people - nice hotels lining the beach. Good travelers hotels a block or two away with reasonable priced eateries. Eclectic mix of tourists and hawkers. I mean - where else will you find bikinis and Elmo and Santa with a violin on the beach? - good... More

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