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Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach is located in Lanikai, a suburb of Kailua, on the windward coast of the island. This small 0.5 mile beach has been constantly ranked among the best beaches in world. Adjacent to Lanikai Beach is a primarily upper-class residential area, because of this it is only accessible through public access paths. There are no public parking lots, restrooms, showers or lifeguards.

During the weekdays, this beach is very empty but on weekends and the high tourist season it can get very crowded. Lanikai is a very popular spot for photo shoots, and many world-renowned models and photographers can be seen here.
I am a little torn regarding Lanikai.  I have heard it described by more than one person (some live there, others are TV travel show hosts) as “the most beautiful beach on the planet.”  I agree that Lanikai is beautiful, but I don’t know why anyone would label it the best beach in the wold.  Perhaps it’s just a matter of personal preference. Nice? Absolutley. Beautiful?  You betcha.  But the best beach in the world?  I just don’t agree.  I hope this doesn’t make me a bad person.




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