Lanikai Beach





Lovely Lanikai

When it comes to beaches, size does not matter: Lanikai Beach is only a half mile in length, but it constantly garners accolades from visitors for its beauty and perfection.

In addition to gorgeous white sand and water temperatures reaching the 80s, the beach boasts two nearby islands that serve as a backdrop seemingly made just for postcards. No wonder photographers find themselves unable to resist the urge to capture this place.

One of a Kind

Lanikani Beach’s scenic sunrises are renowned, drawing people at the wee hours of the morning. Its waves are just right for surfing, and while it’s popular, a lack of surrounding businesses means it retains the serenity that many visitors crave in a beach trip.

Tips for your Trip

If you decide to make Lanikai Beach your next vacation destination, there are a few things you should plan for. There are no lifeguards or public bathrooms on the beach, and no public parking is offered.

It’s tempting to park in the residential areas, but beware that you could get a hefty ticket, so be sure to read the signs carefully. To access the beach, you’ll need to find and use a public beach access path.

Lanikai Beach at a Glance


Country or State:Hawaii

Length of Beach:.5 miles

Access:By taxi, on foot

Best time to visit:September to November - great hotel, flight rates

High Season:December to April

Low Season:May to November


  • Restaurants in nearby Kailua
  • No lifeguards
  • No public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • White sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular