Kailua Beach Park
Kailua Beach Park
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Located on the southeast end of Kailua Beach, this pristine shoreline on Oahu's Windward side is popular for water sports and scenic strolls.
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  • JJJC_Family
    808 contributions
    My favorite beach in Hawaii
    There are a lot of beaches in Hawaii. Lots. And quite a few good ones. This one is my favorite. Why? I think it’s the prettiest and most interesting. It’s a long beach with some nice views and some benches to sit on and admire them. And there’s a nice breeze, which can kick up some sand and whack you in the face if you are in the wrong spot. What makes this place special is the prevalence of wind surfers here. We spent maybe an hour watching them go every which way, including up and down ( some guy was like a Zen master getting maybe 30’ – 40’ high and looping back down – I wish I could do that ). It was so much fun to watch that even my walking challenged wife took the long trek to get to the place where the preponderance of them were just to get a closer look. We were mesmerized. We really didn’t want to leave. Then she had to walk back to where we started from and she didn’t complain, even though it wasn’t easy or pain free. It was that good. We liked the neighborhood, too, lots of shops and restaurants – good ones, it looked like. If we went back to Hawaii, we would see if we could get a hotel or apartment nearby and stay a week or more and just relax. That’s the best compliment I can make.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 13 December 2022
  • amk
    153 contributions
    Pretty beach soft sand
    Very pretty beach. We went early and it was not at all crowded. Soft white sandy beach. Clear water the waves were pretty gentle while we were there. There were people kayaking, using outriggers, and some wind surfing. There were lifeguards and bathhouses. The bathhouses weren't bad while we were there. Parking was fairly easy.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 December 2022
  • Rachel
    Gold Coast, Australia427 contributions
    My favourite beach in Oahu
    Wow !! This beach is absolutely stunning !! We came here on a weekday mid morning so parking was not a problem. The beach itself has soft white sand and the most beautiful turquoise water. It was really calm, perfect for swimming, and there was not a cloud in the sky. This was my favourite beach in Oahu.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 12 January 2023
  • Lily TravelGirl
    Miami Beach, Florida256 contributions
    Best beach in Oahu
    This is our favorite beach in Oahu. Been here in the winter and fall and each time it's excellent. Besides the obviously nice sand and clear warm water, this park has plenty of free parking spaces. Unlike nearby Lanikai Beach where there's limited street parking. There's also plenty of shaded areas to sit under and the facilities aren't as bad as some reviewers say. Loved the soft sand and wide long stretches of beach. Can't wait to come back soon.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 14 January 2023
  • etang
    Houston, Texas22 contributions
    Great uncrowded beach
    Beautiful uncrowded beach with rock free sand. It’s a very long beach that’s perfect for hiking. No big waves for surfing. No rental equipment so bring your own chairs or beach mats. There are bathroom facilities and shower. There were detours due to roadwork so it was a little hard to find. Plenty of parking.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 February 2023
  • Y K
    Toronto, Canada360 contributions
    Nice beach
    We took the bus but noted many areas available for parking (beware of construction though and go early). We only spent a small amount of time here as we spent the majority of the day at Lanikai beach (10 min further walk). Kailua is more family friendly and has facilities. It has more shade as well and generally not as busy. Water is calm and sand is very soft. It's a long beach so lots of areas to spread out. For us, we preferred Lanikai. The water and views were unbeatable. Check both out while you're in the area, both beautiful and worth a visit.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 February 2023
  • May_EXL
    Winnipeg, Canada560 contributions
    Triple B
    Triple B (Big Busy Beach). There were lots of beach/water activities going on when we went. Plenty of parking available on either side of the bridge, however it could get filled quickly so arrive early. We parked in the southeast lot. There’s a Steak House across the street. Kalapawai Market and more food establishments are on the other side of the bridge. It was super windy when we went and we didn’t stay long…but we’ll be back.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 February 2023
  • Zoom_Gotti
    Henderson, Nevada1,536 contributions
    Great Beach Experience On East Coast
    Really nice stretch of beach along Oahu's east side. But this is not a quiet, secluded spot. There're actually three parking lots that pretty much stay on full during peak day times. But locals and visitors alike enjoy it here because of the many recreational opportunities. Swim, surf, kayak, boogie, etc. Restroom facilities, picnic shelters, a small market and a steak house are nearby. If you do kayak, note the Mokulua Islands out at sea about 2 miles. They currently serve as bird sanctuaries and a paddle out is well worth it. Otherwise, if you're on foot, follow the beach south to the boat ramp parking and continue walking on Mokulua Drive a bit. At your first sight of beach through the private residences, take the alley and make your way to Lanakai Beach. No facilities here and no parking, but a truly spectacular spot. If there's road construction going on, access to the beachfront might be a little difficult. So follow the locals along Kalaheo and Lihiwai Roads into Mokulua. If you don't have your own vehicle, the efficient island bus system will get you here though you'll need to walk a bit. Take Kamahele street through to the beach or opt on the way for the Pillbox trail.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Don K
    10 contributions
    Best Beach!
    One of the best beaches that I have ever been to. If you are looking to get away from Waikiki crowd, go here. Very nice sandy beach, not crowded, crystal clear water. Kailua town itself is very interesting.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 July 2023
  • markbkeller
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania238 contributions
    Favorite Beach in the World
    This beach was so nice we went twice. We are seniors so this was perfect. Totally beautiful, ample parking, bathroom, clear calm water, some trees, perfect sand which does not stick, calm breeze.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
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mwbudd
Alameda, CA288 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The views were breathtaking and as pretty as a postcard. We went during the week when the kids were in school so parking was a snap. The sky and the sea were a deep blue and the sand was snow white. As pretty as a picture.
Written 2 October 2023
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CourtneyGabriel
Snohomish, WA47 contributions
Sep 2023 • Business
My favorite beach on the island. The sand was so soft and almost white, the ocean a light teal. Tons of parking, sprawling so didn’t feel crowded. Loved it!
Written 18 September 2023
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Alina G
Germany265 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
A gorgeous beach with golden sand and palm trees. Water has the color of emerald. This is a beach you must not miss if you come to Oahu.
Written 17 September 2023
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markbkeller
Philadelphia, PA238 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This beach was so nice we went twice. We are seniors so this was perfect. Totally beautiful, ample parking, bathroom, clear calm water, some trees, perfect sand which does not stick, calm breeze.
Written 9 August 2023
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Don K
10 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
One of the best beaches that I have ever been to.
If you are looking to get away from Waikiki crowd, go here.
Very nice sandy beach, not crowded, crystal clear water.
Kailua town itself is very interesting.
Written 7 July 2023
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Steve R
Macon, GA557 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We had a great dinner at Buzz’s just across the road. We the. Took a walk on another of those beautiful Hawaiian beaches. Checked out the canoes as our friend was going out to an island the next morning. Another great day!
Written 3 July 2023
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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN938 contributions
May 2023
We parked our car here and walked to Lanikai Beach. The scenery looked every similar, but there weren't many people there. We stayed in Lanikai Beach for two hours.
Written 20 May 2023
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DeeLee
Orange County, CA81 contributions
May 2023 • Family
I came back here after more than 20 years. It’s was on Sunday and was so crowded comparing with my first time when I enjoyed walking on the beach for couples of hours
It was so windy last week so I didn’t go into the water, just enjoyed the color of the sea and the sky
Written 10 May 2023
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Zoom_Gotti
Henderson, NV1,536 contributions
Mar 2023
Really nice stretch of beach along Oahu's east side. But this is not a quiet, secluded spot. There're actually three parking lots that pretty much stay on full during peak day times. But locals and visitors alike enjoy it here because of the many recreational opportunities. Swim, surf, kayak, boogie, etc. Restroom facilities, picnic shelters, a small market and a steak house are nearby. If you do kayak, note the Mokulua Islands out at sea about 2 miles. They currently serve as bird sanctuaries and a paddle out is well worth it. Otherwise, if you're on foot, follow the beach south to the boat ramp parking and continue walking on Mokulua Drive a bit. At your first sight of beach through the private residences, take the alley and make your way to Lanakai Beach. No facilities here and no parking, but a truly spectacular spot. If there's road construction going on, access to the beachfront might be a little difficult. So follow the locals along Kalaheo and Lihiwai Roads into Mokulua. If you don't have your own vehicle, the efficient island bus system will get you here though you'll need to walk a bit. Take Kamahele street through to the beach or opt on the way for the Pillbox trail.
Written 29 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

May_EXL
Winnipeg, Canada560 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Triple B (Big Busy Beach). There were lots of beach/water activities going on when we went. Plenty of parking available on either side of the bridge, however it could get filled quickly so arrive early. We parked in the southeast lot. There’s a Steak House across the street. Kalapawai Market and more food establishments are on the other side of the bridge. It was super windy when we went and we didn’t stay long…but we’ll be back.
Written 13 February 2023
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