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“One of the very best beaches on Oahu” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach
Mokulua Drive, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
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Kayaking Tour of Kailua Bay with Lunch
Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Kailua
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Downtown Orlando, FL
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“One of the very best beaches on Oahu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Has a very private feel. Located in an upscale neighborhood, you have to park on the street and go down a beachwalk onto the beach itself. Amazing view of Na Mokulua twin islands just offshore which you can paddle board or kayak to. Very fine sand, lovely views, impossibly blue-green water. Recommend getting there early as street parking fills up quickly, especially on weekends. There are no facilities at this beach.

Visited November 2012
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Raleigh, NC
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“Lanikai, The Perfect Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

A small beach, hard to find in this posh neighborhood, but worth it. Find special beach access spots with a few parking spots. Many couples are married on this picturesque beach. White sand, and two islands to ponder just beyond the surf. Aaaaahhhh!

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Perfect beach but becoming too crowded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Lanikai is fast becoming a victim of its own beauty. Yes its probably the best beach in all of Hawaii, but the more people that know about it, the more crowded it becomes and starts to lose its appeal. The water is clean, warm and safe for swimming and snorkelling, the sand is light and soft with a powdery feel, and the views are lovely. There are no facilities. Its tough now to park legally, close to the beach's public access ways, and i think that the local residents in their multi million $ houses don't want to see a bunch of tourists driving around their very small but exclusive neighbourhood, parking their cars along the road outside their houses and making it more like Waikiki every day.

Visited October 2012
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Redlands, California
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“most beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

this beach is worth the trip.. do your investugation, drive arounbd.. find the little hidden walkways that lead to the beach in between houses.. majestic beach... no facilities but amazing!!

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“Lanikai Beach....beware of....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

the parking police.....they prey on tourists parking on the streets near the beach....
watch out for bike paths...
other than that, the beach is beautiful!!!!

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