Kailua Beach Park
Kailua Beach Park
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Located on the southeast end of Kailua Beach, this pristine shoreline on Oahu's Windward side is popular for water sports and scenic strolls.
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  • Zoom_Gotti
    Henderson, Nevada1,559 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Beach Experience On East Coast
    Really nice stretch of beach along Oahu's east side. But this is not a quiet, secluded spot. There're actually three parking lots that pretty much stay on full during peak day times. But locals and visitors alike enjoy it here because of the many recreational opportunities. Swim, surf, kayak, boogie, etc. Restroom facilities, picnic shelters, a small market and a steak house are nearby. If you do kayak, note the Mokulua Islands out at sea about 2 miles. They currently serve as bird sanctuaries and a paddle out is well worth it. Otherwise, if you're on foot, follow the beach south to the boat ramp parking and continue walking on Mokulua Drive a bit. At your first sight of beach through the private residences, take the alley and make your way to Lanakai Beach. No facilities here and no parking, but a truly spectacular spot. If there's road construction going on, access to the beachfront might be a little difficult. So follow the locals along Kalaheo and Lihiwai Roads into Mokulua. If you don't have your own vehicle, the efficient island bus system will get you here though you'll need to walk a bit. Take Kamahele street through to the beach or opt on the way for the Pillbox trail.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Don K
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Beach!
    One of the best beaches that I have ever been to. If you are looking to get away from Waikiki crowd, go here. Very nice sandy beach, not crowded, crystal clear water. Kailua town itself is very interesting.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 July 2023
  • markbkeller
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Favorite Beach in the World
    This beach was so nice we went twice. We are seniors so this was perfect. Totally beautiful, ample parking, bathroom, clear calm water, some trees, perfect sand which does not stick, calm breeze.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Emma W
    Auckland, New Zealand739 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach but poor facilities
    We chose Kailua Beach over Lanikai Beach, as we heard it can be impossible to get parking there. It was a bit difficult getting to Kailua with lots of roadworks in the area. Got a park straight away at Kailua, although it was a weekday afternoon. Lovely big beach and partner even thought he saw a turtle swimming. The beach facilities could use some upgrades. We changed as quickly as possible as the changing rooms looked really dirty and smelt disgusting. The beach shower was surrounded by sand so it was difficult to wash your feet. Some workmen were moving sand from a footpath, which seemed like a waste of time as it just blew straight back. Would have been better to clean around the beach shower.
    Visited November 2023
    Written 4 February 2024
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Ape
Montgomery, AL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Most beautiful beach I have ever been to….not too crowded and very clear water. Favorite spot on Oahu. Beach store in walking distance for drinks and great sandwiches
Written 20 April 2024
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Emma W
Auckland, New Zealand739 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023
We chose Kailua Beach over Lanikai Beach, as we heard it can be impossible to get parking there. It was a bit difficult getting to Kailua with lots of roadworks in the area. Got a park straight away at Kailua, although it was a weekday afternoon. Lovely big beach and partner even thought he saw a turtle swimming.

The beach facilities could use some upgrades. We changed as quickly as possible as the changing rooms looked really dirty and smelt disgusting. The beach shower was surrounded by sand so it was difficult to wash your feet. Some workmen were moving sand from a footpath, which seemed like a waste of time as it just blew straight back. Would have been better to clean around the beach shower.
Written 4 February 2024
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Gary F
Castle Rock, CO685 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautiful area in the green East side of Oahu. Nice drive to get here from Honolulu taking H3 or 61 over the mountains or taking 72 around the south side of the Island.
Written 7 December 2023
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mwbudd
Alameda, CA288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The views were breathtaking and as pretty as a postcard. We went during the week when the kids were in school so parking was a snap. The sky and the sea were a deep blue and the sand was snow white. As pretty as a picture.
Written 2 October 2023
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CourtneyGabriel
Snohomish, WA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
My favorite beach on the island. The sand was so soft and almost white, the ocean a light teal. Tons of parking, sprawling so didn’t feel crowded. Loved it!
Written 18 September 2023
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Alina G
Germany265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A gorgeous beach with golden sand and palm trees. Water has the color of emerald. This is a beach you must not miss if you come to Oahu.
Written 17 September 2023
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markbkeller
Philadelphia, PA238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This beach was so nice we went twice. We are seniors so this was perfect. Totally beautiful, ample parking, bathroom, clear calm water, some trees, perfect sand which does not stick, calm breeze.
Written 9 August 2023
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Don K
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
One of the best beaches that I have ever been to.
If you are looking to get away from Waikiki crowd, go here.
Very nice sandy beach, not crowded, crystal clear water.
Kailua town itself is very interesting.
Written 7 July 2023
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Steve R
Macon, GA570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We had a great dinner at Buzz’s just across the road. We the. Took a walk on another of those beautiful Hawaiian beaches. Checked out the canoes as our friend was going out to an island the next morning. Another great day!
Written 3 July 2023
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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN990 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We parked our car here and walked to Lanikai Beach. The scenery looked every similar, but there weren't many people there. We stayed in Lanikai Beach for two hours.
Written 20 May 2023
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