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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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Olathe, Kansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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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195 reviews 195 reviews
114 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW

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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Lansing, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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