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Waikiki Beach

Kalakaua Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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Honolulu History and Culture Segway Tour
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Ranked #33 of 164 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Surfing, Walking, Dining, Snorkeling
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Owner description: Oahu's most popular beach.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Kuhio Beach (in Waikiki) is a great spot for kids. The enclosed area means they can play safely in the shallows without the fear of being dumped by the waves. The water is clean, the beach is well kept and there are Aloha representatives who wander the beach offering advice on things to do. We stayed in Waikiki for 9... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I have been to a number of great beaches this is at the top of my list for City beaches ...surfing is great good for all levels of surfers , sail trips right from the beach are great this is fun in the Sinatra its best.

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Lebanon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I conned my husband in to bringing me to Waikiki one day during our honeymoon. He likes small quiet relaxed places and I like busy big places. Traffic was a little annoying but it's pretty! We walked the beach down to our car and again, super busy but what else do your expect in a tourist capitalized area?

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Buffalo, New York
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is a beach that has a great reputation and history but frankly it's a great disappointment today. It is an absolute flat beach with little wave action. Crowded with people including street people and beggers I was frankly shocked how uninteresting the beach was. Probably worth a few hours people watching. Go down to the restaurants and have a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful area to take a break from shopping or just to relax downtown! The beach has lovely soft sand, there is a break wall so the waves are tamed and a wonderful breeze which is very welcome from the heat of the concrete in the shopping area. The police have a post there and it feels very safe,... More

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Calgary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

My first trip to Hawaii - and I was totally underwhelmed by Waikiki Beach. The beach didn't appear too crowded, but the sidewalks sure were (and we were there at a lower season). We were staying over in Ko Olina, and it was so much more peaceful there. Tried to stop at a place for dinner, but the waits were... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Very disappointing. Loads of sand imported to make the beach attractive. Getting in to the water another story-very rocky where we tried at the bottom of Lewers Street There are so many more beautiful beaches to go swimming and snorkelling e.g. Hamauna Bay

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Jackson, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The sunsets are as amazing as the number of homeless and tourists crowding the beaches and sidewalks. Overpriced and overcrowded and unless your in to that kind of thing there seems to be many other spots you can visit. If you don't mind the walk get away towards Diamond Head and you'll appreciate what Waikiki used to be like!

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Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Tourists/homeless people ruin it with a most definite funk that permeates the air. Not that it's bad, it's actually nice...it's just weird.

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Lockhart, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

1st time to Hawaii and we just fell in love with Waikiki beach. We grabbed our snorkeling gear and boogie boards and took off for 6 hours. Everything was just great

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