"Windward Shore--Lanikai Beach" Beaches / Coastlines Tip by VeronicaG

Beaches / Coastlines, Oahu: 135 reviews and 263 photos

  Lanikai Beach and Outrigger
by VeronicaG
  • Lanikai Beach and Outrigger - Oahu
      Lanikai Beach and Outrigger
    by VeronicaG
  • Going Out To Sea To Practice - Oahu
      Going Out To Sea To Practice
    by VeronicaG
  • Relaxing at Lanikai - Oahu
      Relaxing at Lanikai
    by VeronicaG
  • Lanikai - Oahu
    by VeronicaG

A narrow residential lane led to Lanikai Beach, winding through a neighborhood of beach homes on fairly small lots*. Some of these are actually multi-million dollar homes, despite their modest size (pic #4).

A public walkway led us to a thin strip of beach, where a boating group was practicing. At this point of the day, there were only a few people taking advantage of the gentle waves and cooling water. This is said to be a good spot for snorkeling, but we were too tired to do much more than appreciate the ocean view and breeze (pic #3).

A few dogs greeted each other as their owners chatted at the waters edge. Small islands off shore, both known as Moku-lua added to the scenery (pic #2). It was such a peaceful site.

*We parked on the side of the road, close to the public access route. There are no facilities here, nor did I see a lifeguard station.

Address: Oahu, HI
Directions: Hwy. 1, then 61 or H-1 and 72

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 30, 2008
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