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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 Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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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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Worth the walk from Waikiki

Sans Souci Beach Park is a 10-15 minute walk from the east side of Waikiki. It's worth the effort. The beach is wide and the water is unobstructed but calm. Clearly this is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Sans Souci Beach Park is a 10-15 minute walk from the east side of Waikiki. It's worth the effort. The beach is wide and the water is unobstructed but calm. Clearly this is a beach that the locals use (and, in some cases, bring their dogs -- a plus for me).

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This has been my favorite beach since moving to Honolulu in 1985 when I found this beach in the evening after having a few cocktails at an adjacent restaurant and wanting to walk home down Waikiki beach! Perfect spot for a sunset, morning/afternoon swim and you'll never know who you'll run in to since this is a favorite among Hollywood... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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