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Waikiki Beach, Honolulu

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#2 of 133 in Beaches in Hawaii
Soak up Hawaii’s island charm while relaxing on the sandy shores of Waikiki Beach. Located on the south shore of Honolulu, the beach borders the well-known neighborhood of Waikiki, once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Known for its pristine white sand, bathtub temperatures, and spectacular views of the Diamond Head tuff cone, the beach serves as a popular place for watersports and sunbathing year-round. Try your hand at riding the waves with a surf lesson, or take a stroll along the boardwalk, where you will find a variety of oceanside dining options and street vendors. Put Waikiki Beach into our Honolulu trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Honolulu.
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  • The only area that is worth is the area of Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach is much more extensive, but if you are looking for atmosphere and lots of people this is your beach.
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  • Waikiki Beach is a must if you are visiting Waikiki. Statue of Duke is in one part of the beach. It's beautiful just walking up and down the beach. A few of the hotels that are beach front are a great...  more »
  • The great thing about Waikiki Beach is that it has both quiet and busy spots, perfect for whatever you're looking for. When we first arrived, we wondered why there were not that many beach goers on wh...  more »

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Where to stay in Honolulu

Most of Honolulu's luxury hotels and oceanfront condos are located in Waikiki, the city's most popular neighborhood. Staying in this area keeps you within walking distance of one of the world's finest beaches, but it also means paying a bundle for your room and board. To avoid high rates and big crowds, consider the budget hotels outside Waikiki's busiest areas. Smaller hotels just a short drive from the city's beaches offer comfortable rooms and good food at a fraction of the price of their Waikiki equivalents.
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