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Review of Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach
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$78.53*
and up
North Shore and Circle Island Adventure
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Kailua
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Similar to most beaches in O'ahu, this beach is pristine and an excellent place to de-stress, or enjoy family recreation.

Thank Donald B
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The most beautiful place, the softest sand...agree with others that parking can be difficult and there were a fair amount of jellyfish one time we were there. Other visits did not have the jellies. It's been over 10 years and I can still remember how exquisite this beach was.

Thank Mom_with_Teenagers14
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Pros: truly the best, softest, whitest sand in Hawaii; gentle waves; gorgeous views of 2 offshore islands; a residential area with no hotels or crowds in sight; plenty of public access lanes. The Cons: limited parking on residential streets; some beach areas wash away; lots more people here than previously. When we first started going to Lanikai years ago, it was barely on the map. You had to know how to get there. We always were happy that other tourists couldn't find it, so it was just us and the people who lived there. Now, Lanikai Beach (and its next door neighbor, Kailua Beach) are heavily promoted by the kayak & tour companies and highlighted on the maps. Still, Lanikai and Kailua are absolutely the best beaches on ALL the islands and probably the best in the world. No facilities on Lanikai, so bring lots of water and snacks. (There are bathrooms at Kailua Beach Park.) When you drive into the Lanikai neighborhood, the street is a one-way loop. Drive all the way to the end and the street will turn towards the ocean and loop back. There's not much beach at the end of the loop, so drive about half-way back towards where you started before picking out an access lane and parking on the street. You can also park on the side streets near an access. Aloha.

Thank Nalo
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

All I can say is this my be te most beautiful beach I have ever been on. We kayaked to it and had lunch there, swam and relaxed. Indescribable

Thank ilive2dive
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

The sand is so soft and the view is heavenly the water is magical, what more can I say, it is wonderfully relaxing the water is clear and calm, no waves and you can just walk out and swim or snorkle or paddle, babies love it too a great place to introduce your baby to the ocean because its like a giant pool.

Thank surfingmo
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