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“Beautiful but where is the calm beach area?”
Review of Kailua Beach Park

Kailua Beach Park
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Reviewed 26 April 2008

Kailua Beach Park - we were looking for the calm, sandy beach area but found no beach (rather, a heavily eroded steep area/ledge leading to the water). The waves were so strong it knocked me over. The area is really gorgeous - and the water stunning. A little disappointed we didn't find this calm swimming area that we see in the photos. We parked in the Kailua Beach parking lot and just walked over the grass area to the water?? Not sure what I missed. Planning out trip next year again and would definitely make it back. Would love to see Lanikai. The kayaking looks like fun

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Reviewed 25 November 2007

Hubby isn't a big beach person, so we just made brief stops. We did play in the ocean here and found the ocean floor to be pretty sandy so we didn't hurt our feet much.

You can rent kayaks and paddle out to the bird sanctuary island - which is supposed to be beautiful.

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Reviewed 8 October 2007

We had our most memorable day kayaking to the Mokulua Islands. Rented a tandem from Twogood Kayaks. Navigating on and off the islands was a little difficult due to the waves, but it was still fun. We hiked around the island to a hidden cove where we took some of our most amazing pictures.

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Reviewed 1 August 2007

Just spent several weeks on Oahu, and swam at 7 different beaches while there. The beaches at Kailua and Lanikai were so beautiful! The waters of Kailua Bay are calm and the sand is white and powdery. There are lots of beach activities going on around you, but it's not crowded. There was no noise pollution from anything motorized because most of the water sports are non-motorized; wind and kite surfing, sailing, canoe, kayak, etc. There is a great market just before entering the parking lot in case you need anything while there, and rental equipment is nearby also. The town of Kailua has some great shops and eateries. This is a must stop on your visit to Oahu!

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Reviewed 19 July 2007

Kauilua Beach is the absolute best beach for all around fun on Oahu! The water's mellow enough that anyone can go in and enjoy it , it's a terrific kayaking spot, and gorgeous with soft white sand and stunning blue water! It's so laid back, probably due to the fact that there aren't any hotels in Kailua. We rented a house beachside, and it was the best for a Hawaiian beach getaway! The beach is a couple of miles long and is great for a nice long walk. The guys liked boogie boarding at Kailua Beach - great spot for the inexperienced. Even saw sea turtles! Beautiful Laniki is just around the bend. Did some snorkeling at Laniki - not the greatest spot, but decent enough if you're the lazy type like we are and like to stay close to "home" and don't like crowds. Kailua is in a convenient location on the island, close enough to Honolulu and Waikiki that you can do things there quite easily. The windward side of Oahu is awesome - and Kailua Beach is its shining star!

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