Fodor's Expert Review Lanikai Beach Park

Windward Oahu Beach–Sight
Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Winward Oahu, Honolulu and Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Think of the beaches you see in commercials: peaceful jade-green waters, powder-soft white sand, families and dogs frolicking mindlessly, and offshore islands in the distance. It's an ideal spot for camping out with a book. Though the beach hides behind multimillion-dollar houses, by state law there is public access every 400 yards. Street parking is available but difficult to find (and prohibited on holiday weekends. Look for walled or fenced pathways every 400 yards, leading to the beach. Be sure not to park in the marked bike/jogging lane. There are no shower or bathroom facilities here—but you'll find both a two-minute drive away at Kailua Beach Park. Amenities: none. Best for: swimming; walking; sunrise.

Beach–Sight

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974 Mokulua Dr.
Kailua, Hawaii  96734, USA

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