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Waikiki Beach

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Neighborhood: Waikiki
As featured in 3 Days in Oahu and 17 other guides
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Address: Kalakaua Avenuue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Oahu's most popular beach.

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$99.00*
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Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach
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$78.53*
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Private Group Stand-Up Paddling Lessons
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$24.00*
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Sea Turtle and Tropical Fish Snorkeling Adventure

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Hawaii

This famous beach has a lot of history but to me it is a beach, Like all the other beaches I have visited...just to say I was there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jan B
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Westland, Michigan
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So this is Hawaii, so it must be Waikiki Beach. It is actually not a cliche, it really is a nice beach. Lovely quality sand, great views, lots happening but somehow it still manages to be in great shape and looking well. We stayed nearby expecting something completely over the top - it's not, it's a good place full of... More 

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Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beach is very broken up so not possible to walk along it. Views of Diamond Head phenomenal as long as you walk out on the pier. Shopping is great. Plentiful high-end stores.

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Westland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This famous beach has a lot of history but to me it is a beach, Like all the other beaches I have visited...just to say I was there.

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Swift Current, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best beaches Breakwaters in some areas' but great waves to enjoy in other areas. Very busy - rent a canoe, surf board, Chairs and umbrellas a bit pricey Wear sun screen

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great holiday in Waikiki for 7 days. Loved the people, the place and tbe food The weather was great lots of diff types of entertainment going on all over the town.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beach and beach park are great. If you want to just lay in the sand, walk around, or hang your hammock between two trees, Waikiki is a great place to go. If you actually want to swim and enjoy the water, choose another beach. The water and sand are great, but it is very shallow. The bottom is full... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have had some lovely walks along Waikiki beach. Plenty to do and see. Sea lovely. Lovely clean beach.

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Lowell, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked to a restaurant on the beach and enjoyed people watching. We could see boats, surfers, swimmers and more. There was a beautiful sunset over the water!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not the greatest or prettiest beach on the island. However, at night it is when Waikiki shines. It a great place to grab a drink at one of the beachside bars, and check out the lights of the city and the tour boats out on the water.

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Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Crowded. Not pleasant. Wall to wall people. Sand not to nice. Sunset is best time. The view is gorgeous. Good for kids as waves break further out.

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