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Waikiki Beach

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Neighbourhood: Waikiki
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Address: Kalakaua Avenuue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Oahu's most popular beach.

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Best for an evening visit

Not the greatest or prettiest beach on the island. However, at night it is when Waikiki shines. It a great place to grab a drink at one of the beachside bars, and check out the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Los Angeles, California
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Had a great holiday in Waikiki for 7 days. Loved the people, the place and tbe food The weather was great lots of diff types of entertainment going on all over the town.

Thank sueruu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beach and beach park are great. If you want to just lay in the sand, walk around, or hang your hammock between two trees, Waikiki is a great place to go. If you actually want to swim and enjoy the water, choose another beach. The water and sand are great, but it is very shallow. The bottom is full... More 

Thank Erin S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have had some lovely walks along Waikiki beach. Plenty to do and see. Sea lovely. Lovely clean beach.

Thank Fran B
Lowell, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked to a restaurant on the beach and enjoyed people watching. We could see boats, surfers, swimmers and more. There was a beautiful sunset over the water!

Thank LoriAnn1010
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not the greatest or prettiest beach on the island. However, at night it is when Waikiki shines. It a great place to grab a drink at one of the beachside bars, and check out the lights of the city and the tour boats out on the water.

Thank TheTravelCats
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Crowded. Not pleasant. Wall to wall people. Sand not to nice. Sunset is best time. The view is gorgeous. Good for kids as waves break further out.

Thank shaynacharter
Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spotlessly kept beach, perfect enclosed sections to make it safer for young children to swim and play. Lot of homeless around this area though they didn't bother anyone but just enjoyed the grassy areas and beach same as everyone else.

Thank jjsweep
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's actually a bit funny, you can walk 1/2 a mile in either direction and be in a quiet peaceful place but everyone seems to want to be 2 feet away from each other. Bring sun screen as the constant breeze fools you into not feeling the heat of the sun. The area is a shoppers dream, literally hundreds of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

People always say Waikiki is the worst beach in Hawaii. Well, to be fair, it's still a lovely beach to me. Yes it's kind of crowded and busy, but hey you can see many sexy people. Since it's to the west, you can enjoy a very charming sunset there.

Thank Abel_Wang
Churton Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to come. There are 2 areas I like to go - on the right hand side of the Fort Russey out to the Hilton lagoon and the other is past the side where of a lot of hotels have their beach fronts. There's a nice area in the left for swimming where it's shallow for quite... More 

Thank Cynthia N

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