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Waikiki Beach

Kalakaua Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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Ranked #34 of 159 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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San Diego , CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

to see it from far away is wonderful but to go in the water is not something fun. there is so many rocks and the water is not that clear for snorkeling. i am not sure the fact that everyone goes there makes the water unclear or cuz of the huge amount of rocks. we spent full day there and... More

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Auburn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Stay somewhere other than downtown Honolulu. We stayed on the North Shore of Ohau and experienced the true, laid back atmosphere of Hawaii. The downtown Honolu reminded us of a very scenic Las Vegas! There are very beautiful beaches all over Ohau and Maui, so experience them!

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Sunshine Beach, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Great Beach. Close to hotels and main part of waikiki. Opportunities available to hire chairs and umbrella's... surf lessons. The water is fantastic

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
102 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is the heart of Ohau island/Honolulu- hence extremely crowded.. The beach is very narrow and always overcrowded... Not somewhere you will get peace and relaxation.. But Waikiki has some beautiful beaches with Diamond Head Crater in the background and some beautiful sunsets to boast of. There are tons of restaurants around and lots of activities to choose from. If... More

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Millbrook
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Way too crowded but beautiful sand for miles! try the submarine it was fabulous! Lots of good food on the beach, beach was very clean, great shopping in the area too.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This stretch of beach and the surrounding area has to be one of my most favorite places in the world. Definitely a beautiful part of the world.

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Charleston, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a huge tourist place. Its not even close to the best beach on the island. Tons of people lining the beach with countless places to eat and drink. BTW: No liquor or beer on the beach of any sort the locals told us it was around $500 if they catch you with it. If you want to people... More

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Michigan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

While my overall impression of Waikiki is great, it is not somewhere you would want to plan to spend your entire vacation (in my mind). Waikiki Beach itself, is very nice, but the hotels give it a much crowded feel, so do the actual crowds though too. We arrived for our honeymoon into Honolulu and stayed at Outrigger, Reef on... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Waikiki beach is great because of how calm is and there are no dumping waves. Sure there are rocks as you swim out but I suggest you get a $3 li-li or floatation device from ABC store and float your way out on the water. We seriously stayed out for hours and would just ride the li-lo back in with... More

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Middleburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely beach, tons of shopping, bars and places to eat. I prefer a little more secluded area, so it wasnt quite my style, but its a must-see if you are on Oahu.

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