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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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  • Loved this beach, it has been my favourite after being in Oahu and Maui for 2 weeks. It’s a little crowded in spots but the water is so vibrant and it’s not full of rocks, all sand. Lovely view of the...  more »
  • Great beach. Clean and lots of parking. You can see the white sand. You can go very far from the shores and you can still stand. Access with bathroom.  more »
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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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