Lanikai: THE Beach

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111 A Hekili st., Lanikai, HI, USA
(808) 261-8840

Lanikai: THE Beach Reviews

wfo wfo
2 reviews
my vision of paradise since ive lived here. Jul 14, 2011
Post your pictures, share the feeling. Since the first time i caught sight of this place while "cruising" in highschool, it has been the picture in y head when ever i think of paradise. I has change sl;ightly over the years, but hey, so have i. And it still brinhs back the same feelings.

lucky you live.....
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yourjamie yourjamie
2 reviews
Jan 13, 2008
Though I am hesitant to mention this treasured/cherished beach, it's a secret meant to be shared.

You'll know you're in Lanikai once you pass the VERY phallic stone statue marking the entrance into Lanikai. Follow the road into the residential area and park your car on one of the streets perpendicular to the beach. BUT, be aware that many residents are a little worn down about tourists taking all the parking spots so MAKE SURE that you are paying attention to all the posted signs. DO NOT block someone's driveway as they most likely call to have you towed. However, just be cautious & you'll be fine. Walk towards one of the many public walkways and be prepared to lose your breath.

Meaning "ocean heaven" in Hawaiian, it's name is quite self-explanatory. It's often voted one of the most beautiful beaches IN THE WORLD. The white sand beaches give way to sandy-bottomed calm waters so clear you could swim yards upon yards out and still see the ocean floor. Hawaiian waters are usually warmer, due to the high salt water content. Snorkeling, kayaking, tanning, drinking & skim boarding are usual activities here. Bring your own snorkel & skim board, however, since there are no rental places close by. But you can rent a two-man kayak in many places in Kailua.

The beach faces the Mokulua Islands (AKA the "Mokes"), two small islands used as conservation land for local birds. You can kayak to the bigger of the two islands as there is a small beach there.

The weekend is usually packed with a mixture of locals, tourists, and military as the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base is nearby. I would head there on a weekDAY, as you have more spots to park your car and your bottom.


-DO NOT bring your entire home with you. Umbrellas, floating devices, volleyball nets, surfboards/bodyboards, tents are all NOT required on this beach. It is not that type of beach. Want to NOT look like a tourist? Don't bring fore-mentioned items.

-DO bring sunscreen. There is hardly any shade midday.

-DO use the restroom BEFORE going there. There are no public facilities.

-DO clean up your area. People frown upon smoking there. DEFINITELY DO NOT leave your cigarette butts, bottle caps/bottles, cans, food items, plastic bags there!! The beach stays clean because EVERYONE does their part. Do not think people will not notice if you so happen to leave your kid's dirty diaper in a bush. There are trashcans at every entrance/exit to the beach.

-Be nice to the locals. As always, in any country/state.

-DO bring a cooler packed with your FAVORITE drink of choice. Some pupus are helpful as well. Once you get there, you won't want to leave.
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