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Holidays in Kailua Beach
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Kailua Beach featuring landscape views, island views and kayaking or canoeing

Get out on the water on a kitesurf or windsurf or explore the incredible mountainous scenery inland at this beach on eastern O’ahu.

Kailua Beach is known for windsurfing and kitesurfing. The waves here are smaller than at the North Shore and there are fewer crowds than you’ll find in Waikiki. The eastern beach is also in close proximity to rewarding hikes and stunning mountain scenery.

Check the weather, waves and crowds ahead of time on the online Kailua beach cam. If the conditions on one beach aren’t right on the day, you can always move on to somewhere further north or south where the conditions are better.

Hire a windsurf or kitesurf from a vendor or sign up for lessons. The further out from shore you go, the windier and therefore harder the conditions. If you’re up for a challenge, don’t be afraid to venture out with the pros.

There are all-terrain wheelchairs available for hire that have large wheels and can easily move through the sand. Ring ahead to secure a chair if you’re travelling with someone with limited mobility. There is also a mat that covers the sand from the shower block to the water making the ground firmer and easier to move along.

If you want to get active, go for a hike through the mountains behind Kailua Beach. Some of the trails here are strenuous but rewarding. Take the Olomana Trail, which is often described as “scrambling on a knife’s edge”, but also offers some of the best views on O’ahu. Look for the start of the trail near the Royal Hawaiian golf course. Many hikers get lost even finding the track so don’t be afraid to ask for directions. It takes about 3 hours to reach the first peak and back, with some rope climbing required along the way. Come prepared with comfortable shoes and plenty of water. If it sounds like too much of a challenge, spend a day on the green at the Royal Hawaiian golf course.

Get to Kailua by car from Honolulu, a 19-kilometre (12-mile) trip.

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Than 2 Minute Walk To Kailua Beach, Pool, Bikes, Bbq, A/C
481-A1 Kawailoa Rd, Kailua, HI
This family-friendly Kailua apartment building is located by the sea, just steps away from Kailua Bay Beach and Kailua Beach. Lanikai Beach is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (28 reviews)
Fabulous location
"We really enjoyed our stay. Easy access to the beach, park, paths, hikes, market, and restaurant. The neighborhood vibe is relaxed and and our hosts were so friendly and kind. We hope to return one day soon."

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2021

Than 2 Minute Walk To Kailua Beach, Pool, Bikes, Bbq, A/C
Legal Rental Just Steps to Kailua Beach, Pool, Jacuzzi, Bikes, A/C
Legal Rental Just Steps to Kailua Beach, Pool, Jacuzzi, Bikes, A/C
481-A1 Kawailoa Road, Kailua, HI
This family-friendly Kailua holiday home is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach. Kailua Bay Beach and Lanikai Pillboxes ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (40 reviews)
Great location, nice amenities, flexible host.
"The location of this property is awesome if you plan to spend time at the beach. The appliances and furnishings are better than most rentals. This unit was great for our 3 year old and 18 month old boys. Plenty of room for all of us. I would recommend!"

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2021

Legal Rental Just Steps to Kailua Beach, Pool, Jacuzzi, Bikes, A/C
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This family-friendly Kailua cottage is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach. Kailua Bay Beach and Lanikai Pillboxes ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
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"Great location. Right across from the street your perfect beach. Owners provided all required beach necessities (chairs, umbrella, kids toys). And after the beach you are coming back to your own paradise - nice pool and a backyard like rainforest. Amazing! There are 2 other rental units within the ..."

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