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Lanikai Beach

Oahu's best beach is Lanikai Beach because it delivers all the elements necessary for the perfect beach experience. It's isolated yet accessible, near the town of Kailua on the Windward Coast. It's in a residential neighborhood, which keeps the crowds away but can create parking problems. Lanikai also offers beachgoers the full range of water sports, both on top of and under the water. You can sail, windsurf, sea kayak, and snorkel. Kayakers can even paddle out to small uninhabited islands about a mile offshore. The water is warm, clear, and gentle (it's protected by an offshore reef), and the sand is white and very fine. Paradise Palms Bed and Breakfast is about a ten-minute drive from Lanikai in Kailua.

Kailua, HI 96734, USA 96734 Kailua United States

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