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Famous Kailua Beach
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Rated as one of the best beaches in the world, Kailua Beach can be found on Oahu's south east side. The Kailua area is known for being a peaceful suburban neighborhood, far away from the bustle of town and without a single high-rise in sight. From the shore you can see the Mokulua Islands, a seabird sanctuary featuring volcanic cones and a common hang out for sea turtles, most accessible by kayak. Explore the nearby beach town and its unique boutiques and popular local dining spots.
History
In the Hawaiian language Kailua means "two seas" or "two currents", a contraction of the words kai (meaning "sea" or "sea water") and ʻelua (meaning "two"); it is so named because of the two lagoons in the district or the two currents which run through Kailua Bay.  During the reign of King Kākuhihewa and his successors, Kailua replaced Waikiki as the residential seat of the Oʻahu Rulers (aliʻi nui of Oʻahu). Many ancient temple ruins, such as those at Ulupo Heiau State Historic Site, are in the area.

Highlights
Kailua Beach is crescent-shaped, about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long, and ranging between 50 and 150 feet (15 and 46 m) wide. The ocean bottom fronting the beach slopes gently to overhead depths without any coral heads. Light to medium waves support surfing and bodysurfing. The steady trade winds make Kailua Beach a top windsurfing and kitesurfing destination. Robby Naish, first World Champion of windsurfing and Professional Windsurfers Association Hall of Fame inductee, grew up in Kailua.  Sea kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding to the protected seabird sanctuaries Flat Island and the Nā Mokulua, popularly known as "the Mokes", have become increasingly popular water activities at the beach.

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Latest reviews of Famous Kailua Beach

I love doing this...

2019/12/30 Solo Travelers -PAUL-

Every year i come to Hawaii i get the bicycle and ride to my spots and just relax. When the time is right, head on back and eat some Pizza! I wanted to kayak to the island, but got sidetracked scuba diving. I am going ba... more

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Fantastic

2019/12/24 Families TCY

Thanks to your great service, we could enjoy a lot today!
The pick up/off ,tour guidance, lunch servise and equipments for activities were very good.
I was happy to hear "Okaeri" when I came back from the tour. I reall... more

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Excellent

2019/11/17 Solo Travelers Vijay

The tour was a self tour and was great. The staff were aplenty and were very very helpful. The snorkelling gear and surfing gear was all there. The staff show you each step as to how and where to go and you also get your... more

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Amazing excursion!

2019/11/03 Couples Chris

I had such a good time! The weather was perfect and the instructors were great! I would recommend them again.

Great experience!

2019/10/15 Couples Chiehwen

Picked up at the center of Waikiki, the bus show up with a Sign board which is very easy to be found.

Staff are very friendly and the guided is professional.We join a 2hrs plus 2hrs free time to relax. In the beach. T... more

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I am going on 4 years doing the activity.

2019/03/09 Solo Travelers -PAUL-

I do this activity every time i come to Oahu. Next time i come in, i will do this activity twice. One day i will do my normal thing using the bicycle to the secluded area i found my first year there and relax. Unfortunat... more

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Famous Kailua Beach (Top Oahu Attractions & Sights), Oahu tours & activities, fun things to do in Oahu | HawaiiActivities.com
Rated as one of the best beaches in the world, Kailua Beach can be found on Oahu's south east side. The Kailua area is known for being a peaceful suburban neighborhood, far away from the bustle of town and without a single high-rise in sight. From the shore you can see the Mokulua Islands, a seabird sanctuary featuring volcanic cones and a common hang out for sea turtles, most accessible by kayak. Explore the nearby beach town and its unique boutiques and popular local dining spots.