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“Close to Waikiki, but laid-back” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sans Souci Beach Park

Sans Souci Beach Park
2863 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
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Ranked #51 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Type: Beaches
Activities: Viewing foliage, Swimming
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Owner description: Located at the Diamond Head (east) end of Waikiki, this beach is disabled accessible.
Toronto
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“Close to Waikiki, but laid-back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

On Waikiki Beach you have to step over and around bodies in search of a small patch of sand for your towel. But, just 15 minutes walk from the south-east end of the Waikiki shoppng strip (just past the Honolulu Aquarium - worth a visit) you come to Sans Souci Beach, a modestly-sized area of fine sand with plenty of space to spread out. Entering the water is easy, plenty of relaxed swimming near shore, and okay snorkeling farther out. If you want a calm day at the beach, this is for you.

Visited March 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Nice city beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

In the neighborhood of the Diamond head part of Waikiki, at the feet of the tall buildings, this beach is a little treasure. Calm and gentle waves and not too crowded. There's one or two terraces where you should definitely have a drink, mango or lilikoi old fashion soda, under the shadow of the old trees... There, you are a different person, sailing the warm seas to finally discover why planet earth is worth it !

Visited September 2011
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VancouverBC
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“Great Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Not as busy as Waikiki! Great for swimming; lots of local families enjoying the calm water. Nice sunsets from the beach.

Visited July 2012
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kaneohe
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“Memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Growing up in Hawaii, San Souci was always a spot where the ohana would go for a day at the beach. Ther was the hibachi going, volleyball net up and a game going on, and everyone having fun.

Visited June 2012
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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“Sans Souci a real treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Being a life-long resident and native Hawaiian, Sans Souci beach has been a favorite for most of my life. I has a protected cove, and real sand surrounded by some of the most historical areas in all of the Waikiki-Kapahulu area. One can walk over to the Honolulu Zoo, visit Kapiolani Park, and eat at the Elks Club, where the restaurant shots were filmed for "the Decendants," and get the best meal in Waikiki at Michel's at the Colony Surf. This was the favorite spot for Robert Louis Stevenson, King Kalakaua, and Queen Liliu`okalani. The beach is very family friendly, and visitors at the main Waikiki hotels can catch a city bus to this beach for one dollar and a short 5 minute ride. The main thing to remember in Hawaii is to go where the "locals" go, eat where the "locals" eat, and swim where the "locals swim. The restrooms and comfort areas are usually clean and well policed. This Not always the case in other parts of Waikiki.

Visited December 2011
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