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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
Phone Number: 0862211885
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Oahu's most popular beach.

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$79.00*
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Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach
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$129.00*
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Private Surf Lesson at Waikiki Beach
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Beautiful but crowded

Awesome beach but it was very crowded from Noon till dark every day. Great place to go in the morning with a cup of coffee and relax and watch the surfers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Manila, Philippines
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Of course the Hawaii visit is not complete without staying and experiencing Waikiki Beach, and staying at anyone of the hotels there. Nightlife is great at the beachside bars and restaurants. The public park is fun overlooking the beach. Shopping for souvenirs is perfect there with the ABC stores in abundance, practically on every corner.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beach was beautiful. It is now a favourite of mine and my husbands. We visited regularly whilst on the island as it was close by to our hotel. The beach is clean, soft sand and clear blue water. The water is calm and good for swimming and the water level remains quite shallow even when you have ventured quite... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beach is a must see because it is iconic. The sand is very course so a little hard to walk on but still very fun.

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Thank rsflamingo
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is really a very beautiful beach! Warm turquoise water. Lots of activity around. Great for swimming and surfing. Be aware of the drop off on entering the water, and the under tow, which can be strong. We did not see any life guards in our area...by the Royal Hawaiian. Absolutely gorgeous area!

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Dallas TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome beach but it was very crowded from Noon till dark every day. Great place to go in the morning with a cup of coffee and relax and watch the surfers.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could spend hours on the beach at Waikiki. Beautiful white sand, blue waters and great for people watching. Lots of tourists trying surfing, people walking along the shores, the catamarans sailing out from nearby hotels make for plenty of activity. Of course the water is great for swimming too. The catamaran rides are great too. You can just usually... More 

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Markham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beach is the heart of Oahu. Although somewhat "commercial" with all the shops and vendors, it is a must see with all the hotels and restaurants.

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calgary, ab
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quick review - for some travelers, people-watching and hanging on the beach is a great social activity. I remember one of my cousins nagging my uncle to take them to Oahu to check out Waikiki Beach many years ago, so I thought I would see what the fuss was about. Well it was a quiet Monday morning, light drizzle rain... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beach is within walking distance of many of the Waikiki condos. There are sea walls that protect a wide swath of beach from the waves. That means you can take children and beach people to swim without them getting bowled over by the waves. The sand is fine and rubs off. There also won't be many shells or things... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think this beach is over rated, for as famous as it is. There are better beaches on the island, you may have to spend time getting there but the views of the island are better. The only plus I seen was a wave break wall so you can let your young kids play without worrying about big waves.

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