Waikiki Beach
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This world-famous stretch of beach on Oahu's south shore is where you can find the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and fabulous views of Diamond Head (Leahi).
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Bevan98
7 contributions
Nov 2022
Lovely beach, but very busy. Great sunsets. Would be nice to have refreshments available beach side.
Written 27 November 2022
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CatCarroll
Portland, OR31 contributions
Oct 2022
We had a great time, one of our favorite vacations. I have a knee replacement and cannot swim in the open ocean. This beach has a great swim area with a breaker wall. I was able to enjoy the warm water, I LOVED it!
Written 27 November 2022
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JoelTrips
Woburn, MA54 contributions
Nov 2022
Sand is lovely and the view is nice, but it's also very busy and full of the same t-shirt shops you can find everywhere. Lacks any kind of authentic charm. Good to visit quickly as a tourist but it's not where you'll find a true Hawaiian experience.
Written 27 November 2022
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Lauren
United States1 contribution
Nov 2022
There are terrifying things here. The police don't work. There's too many people cleaning up. There's too many cars driving too fast. There's a lot of old busses and transportation. The beach is nice and the water is nice. It's horrifying that some of the places are nice and some are not. I wish it was all nice. The chances of running into someone who is cruel is very high. I have seen many unhappy people. Be prepared to be told what to do. Also be prepared to have to stick up for yourself. It reminds me of high school.
Written 22 November 2022
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jjones76b
Sydney, Australia102 contributions
Oct 2022
one of the best beaches in the world - never seen so many surfboards - if your a tad older watch surf - saw two people hurt. Very close to where a=our resort was - a must for anyone visiting Hawaii - still I think we have some better beaches in Australia.
Written 22 November 2022
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Candice Z
Etna, WY124 contributions
Nov 2022
We came for a wedding and stayed at the Hale Koa hotel since the family members are military. So many people, sirens and helicopters. Way too much noise for a relaxing vacation.
Written 21 November 2022
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Alexandra T
Murrieta, CA1,861 contributions
Nov 2022
Sure it's crowded with tourists, but it's a great beach. The water is nice year round and the surrounding area is loaded with shops and restaurants.
Written 21 November 2022
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Martin C
Loughborough, UK37 contributions
Nov 2022
Gets very busy late in the afternoon and towards sunset but if your an early bird you will find it presently quiet up to midday so make the best of this if you like to have some relaxation time on the beach. You will get some fantastic sunset pictures so make sure you remember to do that a coupe of times. Also a good place to watch the 5 min fireworks show further down the beach.
Written 20 November 2022
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Oceandreams13
Anchorage, AK44 contributions
Nov 2022
We started at the Outrigger Beachcomber and the Outrigger Waikiki. Both were in the heart of Waikiki. We liked being in walking distance to everything. Macy's was right next door to the Beachcomber and the Outrigger Waikiki was on the beach which was very nice and they had a nice breakfast buffet but we did not like the lunch buffet.
Written 20 November 2022
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DGoodwin
Florence, NJ34 contributions
Oct 2022
Very narrow strips of sand where we visited in Waikiki. Honolulu is very cosmopolitan with tall buildings and chain restaurants.
Written 20 November 2022
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