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Review of Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

I'm not surprised this beach is rated the best in the world. The views of the Twin Islands from the shore with a pretty calm surf cannot be beat. Completely breathtaking.

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you're in Oahu, this is a must see. It is at the opposite end of the spectrum when comparing to the 'hustle and bustle' of Waikiki. The shoreline is long so there is enough space for everyone; it was not overcrowded when we visited. The water has beautiful shades of blue and is calm. The sand was white. Have your camera ready to capture the picturesque two volcanic mountains in the background. Since the beach is a little ways from town, bring food/drinks since you can't readily purchase once there.

There are scenic lookouts too on the way to Lanikai. We took mopeds from Waikiki and had a blast. By car it is ~30 minutes direct from Waikiki.

1  Thank KMMBoston34
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Best sand I've ever encountered. Not very busy the day we visited. Parking may be a issue when it is busy. No changing facilities on the beach; however, one was found at the beach a half mile away. Thanks to the dude that recommended this hidden gem to us!

2  Thank Grove812
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not only one of the most beautiful beaches, Lanikai also has a reef where beginning snorkelers can see all kinds of tropical fish and a variety of coral. You can find the best snorkeling areas along the reef off of Mokulua Drive at the intersections of Mokumanu Drive or Kaiolena Drive - See more at: http://www.tropicalsnorkeling.com/snorkeling-lanikai-beach.html#sthash.Wo3oywMX.dpuf

1  Thank Kekerica
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Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This beach is almost always ranked in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. The white sand is soft and beautiful, one of the few places where the sand is t imported from elsewhere. It is made up largely of regurgitated coral from the reef. Great place to go snorkeling as well and, if the conditions allow, take a kayak and go out to the Mokolua islands. It's a nice paddle and I've been joined by sea turtles several times on my way out there.

Thank Brian M
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