“Lanikai means "heavenly sea"”
Lanikai means "heavenly sea" in the Hawaiian language and when you see it you will know why it was given this name. It is a pristine beach and a favorite of many Kailuans and visitors alike. Its mile long beach of fine white sand and surfless, turquoise water is perfect for a beach day with the kids and for enjoying the view of the world famous Mokulua Islands, about a mile off shore. The beach cove on one of the small islands and the surf between the two are big draws to kyakers and surfers. Lanikai Beach is just past Kailua Beach. Take Kawailo Rd to Aalapapa Drive. Aalapapa and Mokulua make a large one way loop that encompass Lanikai. Aalapapa leads into Lanikai and Mokulua leads out. To get to Lanikai Beach find parking along Mokulua or one of its many side streets. There are many public access points to the beach. Lanikai beach offers no public facilities such as restrooms, showers or water fountains although some of the beach accesses to have faucets and hoses provided by residents to wash your feet. It also does not have any handicap parking or ramps. If you are in need of such facilities Kailua Beach Park is a wiser choice. The best part of Lanikai beach is before Onekea Dr. So try and find parking before this street. When parking in this neighbor hood try and keeping mind that this is a residential area. Please do not block people's driveways or trample their yards.
Nice beach, sand is soft. Rolling swells, not rough water at all. No shade. Water is clear and there are rocks not to far from shore to swim out to and snorkle. Lots of people there.
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