Sans Souci Beach Park

Sans Souci Beach Park, Honolulu: Address, Phone Number, Sans Souci Beach Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Sans Souci Beach Park
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Located at the Diamond Head (east) end of Waikiki, this beach is disabled accessible.
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J H
Calgary, Canada430 contributions
Nice small beach close by Waikki. There is a lifeguard, bathroom (there but wouldn't recommend using them) and outdoor rinse stations here. We parked on the street (meter marking), there is lots of parking. We snorkeled here, there is a sand bar to the left of the beach (towards that flag pole but don't go that far out) and sometimes there are a few turtles here, I didn't see them but my husband did. There is a reef near the beach, careful it's really high and the waves crash over. I just kept to the front of the reef closer to the beach and saw some fish. There's also a large school of fish that hang out just off the beach too in the shallow water. The sand isn't as fine as on waikki beach but it's still beautiful. Lots of people came here to just swim laps too. We came here a few times during our visit.
Written February 24, 2020
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istagner11
Kaneohe, HI47 contributions
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.
Written March 10, 2012
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Lmau21
Orange County15 contributions
Solo
I was born and raised in hawai'i and this is my favorite beach on the south end of the island. The water is ALWAYS crystal clear whenever I go and if you go on a weekday the beach is never packed. The water is cool and refreshing. It's far removed from Waikiki, closer to Diamond Head. There is a bathroom in the Natatorium next to it but not much as far as food so bring a cooler, soak in the sun and RELAX :)
Written January 15, 2012
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Eric B
Shoreview, MN38 contributions
Family
Hear me out. This is a very easy to visit snorkel spot. I would suggest it for beginners and those who are a bit shy of the open ocean. This is a beach used by many locals, a short walk away from Waikiki and Kuhio beaches. Enter the water from the western side of the easternmost jetty (waterbreak thing). Small kids can snorkel immediately on entering the water...there are usually folks feeding the fish there...only 1-2 feet deep. In that spot, a small channel through really beat-up old coral leads you out. No need to go out beyond the jetty, but you can if the surf allows it. The shallow reef structure makes you feel safer and keep big critters out...though I was lucky enough to watch a Monk Seal swim onto that beach one time, awesome. The coral is basically sand/silt covered there, but we go to see the fish...and this spot is just a couple minutes walk from the eastern-end Waikiki hotels (Aston Waikiki Beach and Aqua Park Shore). To see nice coral, head to other areas of the island. But if you just want to hang around the beach area that day, the fish are friendly and easy to reach at Sans Souci.
Written March 14, 2017
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Condu
Nanaimo, Canada7,062 contributions
Couples
Take a walk toward Diamond Head. You will find a lovely protected deep sand beach at the foot of Diamond Head. San Souci Beach is the only beach where we went swimming during our month long stay in Waikiki. We liked the quiet laid back vibe of this beach. The busy Waikiki beaches are fun for a beach stroll. But, San Souci beach was perfect for hanging out. If, you find that you are getting too much sun, you can hang out at the beautiful Kapiolani Park directly behind the beach.
Written March 22, 2014
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brocdog
Santa Cruz, CA381 contributions
Couples
Great little beach just on the other side of the zoo from the main part of Waikiki beach. While certainly not undiscovered, the beach is definitely less crowded than those on the main Waikiki beach, and there is more of a local/family vibe. Sandy ocean floor and fairly shallow water makes for nice swimming, and there is a reef that starts around 20-30 yards out, extending across most of the beach, where you can see some nice fish. We snorkeled twice here, and one time was so-so, while the other was actually pretty decent— just depends on the waves/sediment factor. A Hawaiian monk seal had hauled out onto the beach the second morning we were here, so there’s a chance to see some wildlife.
Written November 4, 2019
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Lilia
Washington DC, DC97 contributions
Couples
Came to this beach for something different than Waikiki. It's a little less crowded and quieter and the water is good for some more secluded swimming and snorkeling. We stayed to watch the sunset and enjoy the beautiful view!

Great option that isn't so far from Waikiki (15-20 minute walk or a quick bus ride) and close to Diamond Head! Not a bad idea to pair the two together. Water's refreshing after the hike!
Written August 13, 2013
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DrVeryEvil
United States176 contributions
Family
We went there the other day after kids finished school. Free parking in front of it if you get lucky.
Life guard on duty, sheltered from the waves, we saw a decent bunch variety of fish while snorkeling. Showers, did not try the bathrooms. Much less crowded than the rest of Waikiki.
Written January 19, 2013
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bryanmantezoni
Houston, TX2,817 contributions
Friends
This space is located right at the end of Waikiki and mainly for locals because tourists don't know about it. People just walk around the main Waikiki and never pass the last point but this is a hangout for local families for weekends where they read books, play volleyball and enjoy family time.
Written May 2, 2018
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Chinagirl15
Asheville, NC137 contributions
Solo
I love people watching and wading into the surf, but that's as far as I'll go because there are so many rocks so close to the beach. There is a little drop off and it creates some rough water (not fun with the rocks); but hot on your SUP board and head out (but wear your reef shoes). This is the place you want to come to play volleyball then head to Lulu's for a Mai Tai. :)
Written April 28, 2018
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