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Lanikai Beach, Kailua

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Consistently ranked as one of the best beaches in the world, Lanikai Beach attracts photographers for the view over two islands called the na mokulua, or mokes. In fact, the coast is often populated with photographers and models working on photo shoots for magazines. The beach is accessible by public paths through a nearby residential neighborhood. Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen; the beach has no facilities. Take a look at our Kailua trip itinerary site to schedule your visit to Lanikai Beach and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Fantastic beach and paradise, even having been on 4 July, the beach wasn't all that crowded. The only flaw of a great beach is the lack of parking.
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  • Lanikai beach is hands down one of the best beaches on Oahu. It is fairly away from all the tourists at Waikiki Beach so you will be free to relax and have a great deal of space in. If you want to get...  more »
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  • One of the best white sand beach we visited. Sand is fine and soft. Water is clear and blue. One of the top spot to snap couple of photographes. No need for any filters view itself is magical. Water is shallow and idle for kids as well. Kayak enthusiast find this place good. Couple of small island near by makes the view magical. No!! public restrooms and showers.. No!! Life guard is available. No public parking. One can go for street parking as well. Location is near to one of the top hiking location - pillbox hike. So after a hike good place to go into water.
  • It was a very nice beach with the almost flat seabed. My kids enjoyed a lot. It has good places for Beach shower and picnic eating. The waves ran a little rough so I could not go more into the water. The the views are stunning and are mind-blowing. Parking might be a little problem as there is no dedicated large parking lot. There is some roadside parking facility available. I did not see any restrooms around.
  • My absolute favorite beach on Oahu. The earlier you can get here the better. There have been some recent parking restrictions, so try to get out of here by 10:00 AM. My suggestion is to do a sunrise hike at the Lanikai Pillboxes (pet friendly) then walk down to the beach so you and your pups can cool off :).
  • It is still a beautiful place to look at from the distance. However, the crowds and tourists who don't give a damn have ruined this place. At one point this beach use to be pristine. Now there is trash all over the sand and good luck finding parking. My parents would bring me here when I was a kid, a lot has changed since then.
  • This beach is small and beautiful. Beware of fine sand staying with you long after your visit. But while you're there it feels incredible on your feet. The water is not too cold and you can even have a good time with a scuba mask! Come check this place out!

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