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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lanikai is a small beach with a long walk required to get there. Better off staying at Kailua beach park.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BeauSidwell
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lanikai Beach is just 5 minutes away from Kailua Beach. We parked in a residential area and walked to the beach. We arrived towards the end of the day and the beach was not much crowded. Water was pretty warm and it was nice to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank milespointstravelkom
Reviewed 6 days ago

Go on a weekday during the day to avoid the crowds and you will find parking. Stunning beach and super clean!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank oceanphilongle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lanikai Beach is often in the conversation of the top beaches in the world. It was my first time here and I admit it is very beautiful. They day we were there it wasn't very crowded. It is hard to find parking here as there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is certainly a nice beach, but as so many others note - parking can be hard to find. however we have never had to park more than a block away. The beach itself is often quite crowded, but is beautiful. I think the nearby...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Gregory G
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is pretty much NO parking. You're better off parking down the hill at Kailu Beach Park and walking up the hill ( a decent hill especially with kids and lots of stuff) to Lanikai. We were staying close by so just walked there. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lynsiewilliams
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice small beach, believe or not it’s somewhat secluded beach tucked away in the sleepy town of Kailua. When you’re done tanning it’s a short walk to the pill box hike.....

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Intels_Finman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lanikai Beach is a destination all unto itself. It is not only described as most beautiful of all Oahu beaches, but Lanikai Beach ranks as one of the best beaches in the world. Surrounded by endless miles of calm tranquil blue waters.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank russypooh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lanikai Beach is gorgeous. There’s also water sports activities between Kailua and Lanikai beach, which are right next to each other. Parking is tough but with a little bit of planning, you will be sure to enjoy the beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DrLN-FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful area that is being loved to death. It can be crowded by local standards as well as the water, while clear, belies the fact that there are NO BATHROOM FACILITIES. Weekends are nuts and forget about a holiday weekend. The parking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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17 February 2019|
Response from 398jenm | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Parking for cars is difficult but there. Bikes can be locked against the poles at the end of each beach access area. The earlier the better but it’s available. Enjoy!
4 December 2018|
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Response from Nbertuol | Reviewed this property |
It will not be any problem with that. You can go easy on yourself
4 December 2018|
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Response from smj133 | Reviewed this property |
The mornings are the most beautiful and peaceful as the sun rises on this side. Best to come in the morning and on a weekday.