NileGuide Expert Says:
Much of this gorgeous beach has eroded over the years, so if you are looking for an area to spread out your towel and relax, use the beach access near Kuailima Drive.
Kailua, HI 96734
sun up to sundown daily
'Lanikai' means "heavenly sea," and the name is fitting for this small neighborhood in Kailua. Lanikai Beach, which consistently ranks among the world's top beaches, is known for its clear, turquoise water and expanse of soft white sand. This is one of the island's best beaches for tranquil waters and swimming. The two small islands sitting offshore are the Mokuluas, and are protected bird sanctuaries. North Mokulua is open to the public during the day and accessible by kayak, making for a perfect day trip.