Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu: Address, Waikiki Beach Reviews: 4/5

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Neighbourhood: Waikiki
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celesteway
Orleans147 contributions
Apr 2022
Even though there are hotels along the beach, the beach is open to the public. It is clean and the ocean is wonderful. Beware of coral and lava rocks which can be hard on the feet. Water shoes do the trick.
Written 27 May 2022
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CCM837
Rochester, NY94 contributions
Apr 2022
Not a pretty beach. Sand littered with trash, cigarette butts, etc. Narrow strip of land surrounded by high rise hotels, so you get all the traffic noise. Beach always crowded. Smell of marijuana everywhere. Drive 20 minutes outside of town to quieter beaches.
Written 27 May 2022
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Sunny1205
Seattle, WA14 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Warning: found syringe needle on the north end of the beach where kids' popular swimming section is.... beautiful beach but unfortunately like other places, over run by homeless at the north end... please be careful...
Written 27 May 2022
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marriott946
London, UK348 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
The Hawaiian beach that started it all.

Clean.

Long.

Inviting.

Magnificent but mind the jellyfish!

What a place to visit!
Written 25 May 2022
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cmdisney
Offenburg, Germany280 contributions
Oct 2021
We love to travel during the shoulder season and the crowds when we were in Waikiki in Oct are a true testament as to why. We practically had the beach to ourself most days. We rented 2 beach chairs and an umbrella for one of the days and with the discount from our nearby hotel it was only $25 for the whole day. Great deal and the perfect spot to unwind.
Written 24 May 2022
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WA-Rider
Olympia, WA32 contributions
May 2022
The Hawaiian mecca that started it all - Waikiki Beach, and the place I first learned how to surf on a wooden longboard (not a typo) more that 40 years ago. When I came to the islands for the first time 40 years ago, this beach was wide open and there were the (then) BIG hotels lining the beach. I came back again 15 years ago when we got married, and WOW, how things had changed... more and bigger hotels, more shops, and - yes, more people. Now - 40 years from my first visit, the hotels and shops have taken up every inch of real estate - up, down and sideways. It's a VERY commercial and touristy area, with little resembling the old days - surfboards are way shorter and made of foam and fiberglass, there are hawkers, homeless, and pan handlers at every turn, and the crowds of people are unbelievable.

But despite all the changes / progress, one thing still remains... the warm and welcoming nature of the locals, and the ability to lay a blanket in the sand, walk out into the water, and just let the waves wash it all away.

Welcome home to the islands... Aloha!
Written 23 May 2022
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Carol B
Spring, TX164 contributions
May 2022
The water is beautiful and when we were there in May 2022 it was not very crowded. You can rent umbrellas and chairs if you wish and food options are also available.
Written 23 May 2022
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pawisngtren
Clifton, NJ31 contributions
May 2022
We stayed in a hotel right along Waikiki Beach. The beach was one of the most beautiful we have visited. Early in the morning, as the sun rises above Diamond Head Mountain, it was and always is a majestic sight to behold.
Written 21 May 2022
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orange-u-tall
Henderson, NV698 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I could not make it to Hawaii again without checking out Waikiki Beach, so I had to visit it. It is immensely crowded, and that is not really what I am looking for. But to be fair, the beach itself is nice and in the heart of the tourist corridor. I would be surprised if any locals visited here, for it has all the challenges that keep residents away (crowds, parking, etc.).
Written 21 May 2022
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MandC0218
Riverside, CA6,884 contributions
Apr 2022
So excited to come to Waikiki beach and visit this iconic place. We walked the entire beach route starting from Mona Surfer to the harbour and back again, with Diamond Head Mountain as the backdrop along the beach. It’s crowded in late April with vibrant energy. Finally my dream came true to see this place that has appeared in so many magazines. Exhilarating!
Written 20 May 2022
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