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Waikiki Beach

Kalakua Avenue and Duke's Lane, Honolulu, HI 96815

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4.5 out of 5
194 member's reviews
20,127 people visited Waikiki Beach
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    Family Travelers
  • 85%
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  • 76%
    Local Culture
  • 67%
    Adventure Travelers
  • 64%
    Backpackers
  • 62%
    Budget Travelers
  • 59%
    History Buffs
  • 58%
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  • Waikiki BeachPro 2014
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    3 Apr 15, 2014

    It is popular and overcrowded. The sand is fine & the water turquoise. Go if bucket lists are important, but Kailua beach park is a much better choice.

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  • Waikiki Beach
    Lauri M
    5 Feb 26, 2014

    Waikiki has it all. Spend a day learning to surf, canoe paddling, or riding on a catamaran sailboat. The famous beach may be crowded but it is the best place to people watch, sunbathe and swim.

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersFamily TravelersLocal Culture
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  • Waikiki BeachPro 2014
    JJ
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    3 Jan 28, 2014

    Waikiki Beach is the Hub of all tourism in Oahu. It has a huge strip of Hotels, Shops, and Restaurants which can be both god and bad depending on what your looking for.

    When trying to avoid the crowds head up toward the Zoo where the beach is quieter and you are able enjoy the sunset with a little more peace.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Waikiki Beach
    Kirra Molnar
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    5 Jan 21, 2014

    If your a beginner or advance surfer this is the place to go. During June/July months the waves are so much fun and there are a couple of different breaks suitable for everyone. Hiring a board is pretty easy if you don't have your own and that way you can swap them round if the swell picks up or drops off. It's a great beach for the family as the currents are not bad on the shore for younglings, meaning fun for the whole family. The water is as clear as too!

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  • Waikiki Beach
    Ginny T
    5 Dec 28, 2013

    SUrf, Sun. Waves. swim. and fun. Pack your swim suit and get yourself a new beach towel and sunscreen! Don't forget your sunglasses!

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  • Waikiki BeachCommunity ManagerPro 2014
    Yen Phan @GogobotOahu
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    4 Nov 09, 2013

    Have you heard of the Andy Cummings song "Waikiki" sung by the Brothers Cazimero? It brings me to tears each time I hear it. Such a beautiful melody for a beautiful place. It used to be the playground for the rich and wealthy pre-war. Modern days it is a mecca for tourists to shop, dine, and play. Having fun in the sun, playing in the sand, and surfing the USA! Waikiki Beach is like no other, hot men and women all around, hotels lined along the shore, swaying palm trees and lit-up tiki torches, hip hotels, wonderful ocean front restaurants, beaches of soft sand and clear blue waters, and just a beautiful sight. It is a great place to see the sun rise above Diamond Head and one of the best spots to watch the sun set towards the Pacific Ocean. A visit to Oahu isn't complete until you get to stroll along Waikiki, dip your toes into the sand, and jump into the ocean.

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  • Waikiki BeachPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    4 Nov 07, 2013

    The ocean is gorgeous, but the beach is crowded and touristy. I still recommend seeing the beach, but there are much better, less populated spots if your goal is to stay a while and catch some sun.

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  • Waikiki Beach
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    5 Oct 28, 2013

    Never mind the tourists, Waikiki Beach is a must for summer. The waves are pounding here on the south side of the island during summertime. Cool off by jumping into the ocean or grab a drink at one of the many beachside bars.

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  • Waikiki Beach
    Baxter Jackson
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    3 Oct 25, 2013

    Waikiki Beach is a Honolulu must. This famous beach has been in more movies than Michael Caine (if you can believe that) and for good reason - the sand, surf and locals are gentle and warm (no locals only vibe here) so it's a fine place for a howlie to dip his or here toes into the fascinating Pacific Islander culture (or a cleaned up and sanitized version of it for the tourists anyway)

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  • Waikiki BeachPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    Waikiki is so much fun!
    It is a big city but there is so much to do!
    If you are a nightlife person you will love it.
    It also changes constantly...each time I go back I find something else interesting!
    I would visit the zoo if you have never been it is really underrated.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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Description:

Ahh, Waikiki Beach. This world-famous strip of sand, restaurants, and luxury accommodation is perhaps the most visited beachfront area in the entire world. Excited sun-seekers from all over the planet end up at this gorgeous locale thanks mainly to its close proximity to most all the major hotels on Hawaii's most populous island of Oahu. Visitors here can expect to be in the middle of plenty of activity, since everything from surf competitions to seasonal parades proceed regularly at this beautiful area that was formerly swampland before western settlement. Speaking of surfing, thanks to many instructors and perfect conditions, Waikiki Beach just might be the best place in the world to learn to surf. The sunsets here are spectacular, and when that light show is done, every Friday there is a breathtaking fireworks show; the perfect way to cap off a week in paradise.
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Hotels Near Waikiki Beach

The Royal Hawaiian
The Royal Hawaiian
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Things to Do Near Waikiki Beach

Duke Kahanamoku Statue
Duke Kahanamoku Statue
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Royal Hawaiian Center
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Restaurants Near Waikiki Beach

Duke's Restaurant & Barefoot Bar
Duke's Restaurant & Barefoot Bar
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