Kaimana / Sans Souci Beach @ Waikiki

4.5 stars from 2 reviews
Address 2903 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Small beach with clear waters, gentle waves, and a lifeguard make it a great choice for families with kids.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Grassy Area
• Facilities: Lifeguard • Facilities: Showers
• Type: Dog Friendly • Type: Kid Friendly
• Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Fees For Parking
• Parking: Good / Plenty • Parking: Street only
• Good For: Kayaking • Good For: Sunsets
• Good For: Swimming

Matt Anderson's Take
Sans Souci Beach, or Kaimana Beach as it is also known, is located right next to (south of) the War Memorial Natatorium, which is the large, falling apart facade structure you'll easily spot. On the other side of the beach are a few hotel buildings. It's right behind The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel.


Since you are now near the very southeast end of Waikiki (see Waikiki Guide) there are some free street parking options right along Kalakaua Avenue or even in the War Memorial Natatorium area and lot as well. If you can't find a free spot there then turn around when you reach the large fountain and you'll find quite a few metered parking spots on the northbound side of the street. If you didn't bring change with you then turn east on Kapahulu Avenue and park in the parking lot next to the Honolulu Zoo. Note your license plate number then head to one of the many payment kiosks where you can pay with cash or credit card.


On weekends, chances are good that all of these available parking options will be used up. In that case, try one of the paid parking garages like the one behind the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa on Koa Avenue, next to (east of) King's Village Shopping Center. For more on parking options, read Free & Cheap Waikiki Parking.


This is a pretty popular beach though it's fairly small. It has showers and a lifeguard on site and bathrooms at the War Memorial Natatorium. Waves are usually very gentle when the ocean is calm and it's shallow waters are partially protected from the Natatorium wall so it's a good kid friendly beach. The calm waters also make for great swimming, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding.


This place isn't as heavily used as the other Waikiki area beaches but it usually still pulls in a decent size crowd considering it's not a large area. For more on Waikiki area beaches see The Beaches Of Waikiki.
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A pretty decent Waikiki area beach that isn't too heavily used, at least compared to other sections. It has a lifeguard and the wave action here is often fairly gentle, making it a good family beach much of the time.
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Small but less crowded than the nearby Waikiki beach.
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