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Sans Souci Beach Park

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Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 2863 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4016
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Located at the Diamond Head (east) end of Waikiki, this beach is disabled...

Located at the Diamond Head (east) end of Waikiki, this beach is disabled accessible.

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Low key beach, no crowds

Don't tell anyone how close this is to Waikiki! Kuhio Beach is usually pretty full, so we thought we'd check out Sans Souci. Very nice, calm beach with low traffic. We even saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
Eric H
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Honolulu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourists should stick to Waikiki Beach or their Hotel Beaches as this small spot is cram packed all the time. No parking and shallow swimming at best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Don't tell anyone how close this is to Waikiki! Kuhio Beach is usually pretty full, so we thought we'd check out Sans Souci. Very nice, calm beach with low traffic. We even saw a Hawaiian Monk Seal resting on shore. Most people were locals, but they were very accepting of tourists. If you are wanting the high energy of Waikiki,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

at the other end of Waikiki this stretch of Beach is less crowded with tourists and you can find parking too!

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France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

For many years this has been our favourite beach when staying in Waikiki. Just walk past Queen's beach, the Aquarium and finally the Natatorium (what's left of it). This is a family beach used almost exclusively by locals, which is very nice but means it is crowded at weekends. The left part of the beach has no corals only sand--not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

This little beach outdoes Waikiki beach by far. A 10 minute walk from the popular and crowded Waikiki beach. No crowds. Nice calm water. .and part of a nature conservation area so if you swim a little deeper pretty good snorkelling for first timers too. Ended up here every day of my stay. Loved it...and unlike Waikiki that is quite... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

All of the commercial activity at Waikiki has its charm, but if you're going to enjoy the beach, this is the place. At the far end of the strand it is easily accessible and Uncrowded. You might even catch some locals playing Ukelele and singing.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

If you want to escape the hordes at Waikiki Beach, consider coming here. Just down the road a short 5-10 minutes, right near the New Otani Hotel. Parking can be a challenge...but where isn't it, in Honolulu :) Many fish in the clear water. Clean sand, a bit more relaxing with terrific views of beautiful Waikiki.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful, peaceful beach at the end of Waikiki. It's far enough away that you don't get the crowds, but you get the same beautiful views!

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

At one end of Waikiki, this beach is usually uncrowded. The water is generally very calm. It is a short swim to a small reef. The reef is not spectacular but it is a good place for easy snorkeling. On most days, the water by the beach is great for toddlers. There are not many beaches as suited for them.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Great place; mostly tourist-free! So close to the hell of Waikiki but far enough away to keep most of the tourists away. I hate Waikiki due to the throngs of people. I was so surprised to discover this beach a few weeks ago while walking along the promenade. Very clear water and only a handful of folks there. The beach... More 

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