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Lanikai Beach, Kailua

4.6
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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  • It was the most beautiful beach I had ever been to! The transparency is high!! I walk from Kailua, but it's worth going. There were many small white crabs on the beach. It is regrettable that the color becomes discolored when taking it in the photograph.
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  • Nice beach, park in Kailua and then walk or rent a bike, the beach is spectacular, but if it is a windy day, unfortunately it will be unpleasant. It is still worth knowing and enjoying it.
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  • Gorgeous, calm turquoise water with surprisingly good snorkeling gently rolls on to picturesque white sand. Photo opportunities abound with beautiful islands out in the water. Parking is a bit of a disaster, though we managed to find decent spots nearby most days
  • A very beautiful beach, the sand is really soft and the water can be natural given it hasn't rained recently. Be sure to bring your snorkel or goggles, you'll see some sea life and corals. I love this place and I had more fun on this part of the island.

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