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Kailua Beach

Kailua Beach shares the same stunning qualities as its sister beach, Lanikai Beach: Turquoise waters, soft white sand, and waters that average 75 degrees throughout the year. It’s surrounded by cool features. Flat Island, a half a mile off the coast, is a seabird sanctuary. To the north is the Mokapu Peninsula, where the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base is located, and to the south is the Mokulua Islands. What’s not to love?

How to Get To Kailua Beach

Kailua Beach is located in the town of the same name on Oahu’s eastern shore. You can park at Kailua Beach Park, or, if the lot is full, you can park along the road. Go through the intersection of Kailua and Kawailo Roads, and you’ll arrive at the park.

What to Do

Like Lanikai, this beach is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Kayakers and windsurfers also love this beach because of the offshore trade winds and protective reef. Kailua Beach Hawaii provides lots of shade from trees. At the park, there are picnic tables, a bike path and bathrooms and showers.

Less than half a mile from the beach is Flat Island, a seabird sanctuary and a favorite of kayakers and surfers. There is a surf spot of the same name on the island’s south side.

What to Do Nearby

Kailua Beach Hawaii is actually just 30 minutes away from Waikiki and Honolulu, but locals and visitors say it has a much more laid-back energy to it.

Visit the Kailua Farmers Market for fresh fruits and vegetables and artisan foods and crafts. You’ll find the best Hawaii has to offer here in a beautiful, open-air setting: candied macadamia nuts, coffee, Thai food, BBQ, pastries and more.

You can also hike the Maunawili Falls Trail. While it gets horrible muddy after rain, this 2.5-mile trail is worth the uphill climb in the beginning, particularly when a bit drier. The trail is 2.5 miles roundtrip and leads you to Maunawili Falls. The falls pour into a deep pool fed by the Ko‘olau mountain range.

We can’t wait for you to visit and see what we love so much about Kailua! Call us today and find a rental close by!