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“Lives up to the hype!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach
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Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach
Ranked #16 of 319 things to do in Honolulu
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Owner description: Oahu's most popular beach.
Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Lives up to the hype!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Loved Waikiki - my husband loved body-boarding off the pier and I loved floating and swimming in the secure bay area.

We watched some beautiful sunsets sitting on the grass, enjoyed the atmosphere.

Wasn't as busy as I had expected.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“dissapointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

It was so crowded I couldn't move and the water was filthy. There were more homeless people than I've seen in my life, including one with a sign saying "Need beer, give me money".

Visited March 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Decent beach, tons of surf lessons going on”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Surfing wasn't all that, but if you are a beginner this is a GREAT place to learn. We knew how to surf and were hoping for a little bit bigger waves but still had a good time. We rented a board right there on the beach, $10 for 1 hr, additional $5 an hour after that. Bring a rash guard or you can get one here for $5 a day.

Also easy changing in large public bathrooms by the Beach Bistro. Only bad part was there are no lockers on / near this beach. Thus my son and I had to take turns surfing so as 1 of us could keep an eye on our stuff.

parking is also NON-Existent near the beach, be prepared to park 4-5 blocks inland.

Not much to buy on the beach, they don't allow vendors to sell there. But Waikiki has tons of shopping on that main drag, brand name stores like Ferrari and Coach to local shops like the lady that turns quilts into bags and stuff....tons of souvenir places too.

Visited March 2013
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Dewey, Arizona
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“Great Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stayed at the Hilton right on Waikiki Beach. The best part of staying there is you can take the beach walk all the way down Waikiki Beach, turn left and go up one block and you are downtown near International Market Place.

Visited February 2013
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Aiea, Hawaii
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“What can you say?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

It's a busy place for good reason. Right downtown with numerous hotels adjacent to the beach. I like it best at sunset, and the fireworks display on the west end every Friday is cool to see.

Visited February 2013
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