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Sans Souci Beach Park

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Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 2863 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Located at the Diamond Head (east) end of Waikiki, this beach is disabled...

Located at the Diamond Head (east) end of Waikiki, this beach is disabled accessible.

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Grassy area in front of the Natatorium

At the quiet eastern end of Kalakaua Avenue. The Kaimana/San Souci beach is a small beach in front of the The New Otani / Kamana Beach Hotel and the eastern end of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the quiet eastern end of Kalakaua Avenue. The Kaimana/San Souci beach is a small beach in front of the The New Otani / Kamana Beach Hotel and the eastern end of the Natatorium. There is a small sandy beach area for sitting, wading, and swimming. It is a quiet relaxing area and the water activities are more for the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see how locals enjoy a day on the beach, this is the place. Located opposite Kapiolani Park, near the Zoo, you have showers/bathroom/changing facilities. The waves are mild and you can paddle board or swim.

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tokyo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The beach here is my favorite of the 8 sections that comprise Waikiki Beach. It is quiet, the waters are calm, and the beach is not obstructed by hotels. A lovely of all the beaches on the island as that they are free to the public and hotels thereby cannot horde properties on beach areas and limit access to paying... More 

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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Sans Souci Beach Park is a 10-15 minute walk from the east side of Waikiki. It's worth the effort. The beach is wide and the water is unobstructed but calm. Clearly this is a beach that the locals use (and, in some cases, bring their dogs -- a plus for me).

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This has been my favorite beach since moving to Honolulu in 1985 when I found this beach in the evening after having a few cocktails at an adjacent restaurant and wanting to walk home down Waikiki beach! Perfect spot for a sunset, morning/afternoon swim and you'll never know who you'll run in to since this is a favorite among Hollywood... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Tourists should stick to Waikiki Beach or their Hotel Beaches as this small spot is cram packed all the time. No parking and shallow swimming at best.

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Thank HGKCFP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Don't tell anyone how close this is to Waikiki! Kuhio Beach is usually pretty full, so we thought we'd check out Sans Souci. Very nice, calm beach with low traffic. We even saw a Hawaiian Monk Seal resting on shore. Most people were locals, but they were very accepting of tourists. If you are wanting the high energy of Waikiki,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

at the other end of Waikiki this stretch of Beach is less crowded with tourists and you can find parking too!

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France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

For many years this has been our favourite beach when staying in Waikiki. Just walk past Queen's beach, the Aquarium and finally the Natatorium (what's left of it). This is a family beach used almost exclusively by locals, which is very nice but means it is crowded at weekends. The left part of the beach has no corals only sand--not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This little beach outdoes Waikiki beach by far. A 10 minute walk from the popular and crowded Waikiki beach. No crowds. Nice calm water. .and part of a nature conservation area so if you swim a little deeper pretty good snorkelling for first timers too. Ended up here every day of my stay. Loved it...and unlike Waikiki that is quite... More 

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