Beaches in Honolulu

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Beaches in Honolulu

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  • BelaN74
    Mississauga, Canada4,240 contributions
    Busy but Beautiful! I guess it’s to be expected, going after Christmas and before New Year that it would be busy. I’ve never seen Waikiki beach so busy. It was still beautiful and enjoyable until someone decided to put their towel right on mine. Can we not respect at least a one foot between people. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for. Personal space people.
    Written 20 January 2024
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  • Kait
    42 contributions
    Easy walk from our hotel. Walked along the sea and saw the boats, people fishing, fish such as Angel fish, water sports and swimming. Lots of people use the park for picnics and wedding photos. There is a lagoon and beach for swimming with lifeguards. We swam in the lagoon. Super safe. Great views. Lots of trees in the park to escape the heat.
    Written 27 October 2023
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  • Llewellyn53
    Melbourne, Australia4,203 contributions
    A good sized park located between Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. There are frequently displays, free Hawaiian Band Concerts and today the Waikiki Art Fest, Zoo Wall Art and the Na Hula Festival all on the one day.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Arnold B
    Watsonville, CA5 contributions
    Beautiful sky, beautiful water! My daughter and I met people who were vacationing from all over the world! We had wonderful conversations with the other travelers, and we were truly in the most beautiful place in the world!
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • whiskeysix
    Honolulu, HI359 contributions
    We did a bit of snorkeling here in the morning. Lots of beautiful fishies! Larger but gentle waves made the water was a bit cloudy, but we were still able to see a lot! Great beach, lots of families with little ones enjoying the waves. I heard monk seals come visit, next time we’ll try to come earlier in the morning and see if we can catch a glimpse.
    Written 25 July 2023
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  • Jewel A
    2 contributions
    Amazing beach with great snorkeling reefs! Saw lots of really neat fish! There is a little beachside restaurant which has some great food for good prices as Well!
    Written 3 January 2024
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  • María Damiana P
    2 contributions
    Need some adrenaline fix?
    This is the place! Beautiful and fun.
    No amenities of any kind. Bring some water shoes, it’s slippery
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • london057
    Dublin, OH695 contributions
    First of all this a better beach than Waikiki. Second the water is claim even in the winter. Third this a public beach. Lastly, there is lovely resort on this beach .
    Written 31 December 2021
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN3,420 contributions
    Spectacular setting. This is a small beach located at the Halona Blowhole Cove adjacent to the Halona Blowhole. It was made famous as the beach from the movie From Here to Eternity. It is challenging to access as you have to find the path that begins at the nearby Blowhole parking lot and climb down some treacherous rocks. You should also use caution going in the water here as there are warnings about the rough waves. I only experienced it from the views above and wish that I had known about it in advance. It seems somewhat of a hidden gem as it is not talked about much here on TripAdvisor and there were only a handful of people at the beach on the morning I visited. It also may be because the path that goes to the beach is not marked and sounds intimidating. I will definitely explore it more on my next visit to Oahu.
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • 建飴 石
    2 contributions
    Nice neighborhood beach, hard to get to, parking can be a challenge.

    The sea breeze is nice if you come on a summer day, the green foliage covers the sitting area, you can sit there and very much will bring you back in time to a youthful and worry free day. Winter can be a bit cold though.
    Written 5 December 2022
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  • Beach Bum Oasis Travel
    Southaven, MS274 contributions
    Beaches are my 💙. Clear beautiful water. Nice waves to enjoy. Great for snorkeling. There’s a lagoon for small children or for wading. Not too crowded like Waikiki Beach. There’s a shower and bathroom near by. Two volleyball nets close by as well.
    Written 3 January 2021
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  • Naomi O
    1 contribution
    Sans Souci beach is a small really cute beach. It borders a nice grass area. It has much less of that hectic feel to it than does Waikiki. I was lucky enough to see two seals swimming in the water there who then procceeded to climb onto the beach. Really fun!! The water was warm, calm and clear. Another perk is that it is right next door to a cute little aquarium that I took my daughter to, which she loved. It's not one of those strikingly amazing looking beaches, but if you just want a nice, mellow time, I would recommend this beach. I took a public bus to get there which stops right at the aquarium with the beach to the left. It took about 25 minutes from Waikiki. Enjoy!
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Anita S
    Lake Cowichan, Canada77 contributions
    I found this beach when i decided to walk back to Waikiki from my Diamond Head Crater hike. I looked at it from up top and saw a paved pathway off of viewpoint where cars park. Followed it down and wow a empty, beautiful, waves crashing beach. Walked to left and sat and watched surfers. Went to water and enjoyed having the waves splash me. Not a swimming type beach you can feel the undertow when standing knee deep. It was such a nice break from Waikiki beaches! When I departed for my walk back I kept to beach and followed it till going back up to road from a smaller beach park. I loved this beach so much I walked back there from Waikiki on my last day.
    Written 15 May 2023
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  • Pandy D
    Sydney, Australia887 contributions
    Mākālei Beach Park, Diamond Head, Oahu Hawaii
    Near Diamond Head Lighthouse is a nice small and private beach about a 30min walk from Outrigger Waikiki if you follow the coastline towards Diamond Head Lighthouse. Good snorkelling spot or just a swim. The park next to the beach offers welcome shade when you want to get out of the sun.
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    Written 6 July 2022
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  • rickh57
    Woodburn, OR398 contributions
    There were some big waves crashing in with lots of surfers riding them.

    We watched for several minutes, enjoying the blue water and landscape. It was a fun spot to visit.
    Written 8 July 2021
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