Kailua Beach Park

4.5 stars from 7 reviews
Address 526 Kawailoa Road, Kailua, HI 96734
A hugely popular beach that gets very crowded. There are all kinds of ocean sports taking place here, come and watch if nothing else.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Equipment Rentals
• Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Lifeguard
• Facilities: Picnic Tables • Facilities: Showers
• Type: Shady • Sand Type: Powder
• Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Bodysurfing
• Good For: Boogie Boarding • Good For: Kayaking
• Good For: Sunrises • Good For: Windsurfing

Matt Anderson's Take
Kailua Beach Park is located in the Kailua on the east side of O'ahu. This is a huge beach and is well over two miles long. It's a great place to walk along the beach, play in the water, rest on the sand, or try out all sorts of fun ocean sports like kayaking and, if you have the skills, windsurfing and kite surfing.


The ocean is usually fairly calm here but there are lifeguards here so when in doubt talk with them first. On that note, Kailua Beach is one of the windward beaches that does occasionally have Portuguese Man-O-War blow ashore so watch for any posted signs or talk with the lifeguards about that to be safe.


There is a large parking lot here but the problem is that it is often filled up and then the parking overflows along the street which can make finding a spot very difficult. This will be especially true on weekends so go during the week and early in the morning for the best chance at finding a place to park.


There are a lot of tall trees here so you can escape the sun and get some shade in many areas. Overall, this is an excellent beach and hugely popular. It's worth checking out and even fun to just watch all of the ocean sports taking place.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
This is a great beach park in every way. In fact, the only downside to Kailua Beach Park is the fact that it's so good that it attracts too many people. As with all things Hawaii, parking is never really factored in so the parking situation is usually a complete mess. Go early and avoid weekends for the best chance at parking.
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chantel
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Great beach and beautiful to take a walk and watch the windsurfing and kites. Haven't swum here but we stopped by took a walk took photos and watched the windsurfing. It was nice. The water looked beautiful and lots of people around. Highly recommend you stop by, take a look and enjoy the ocean! Great beach, go take a look. Will be back.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
One of my favorite beaches on the Windward side of Oahu. Probably the most inviting water you'll ever see in Hawaii. Clear turquoise, beautiful sand - I love it. It is windy, which is great for kite surfing and such, so be careful with your sandwiches or they will literally be sand-wiches. Damn, I'm funny.
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Clara S
Joined: Apr 2015
Reviews: 15
Likes Received: 1
One of the best around. Way too packed on weekends though and terrible parking when it is crowded. But a great place to hang for a day.
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Annie
Joined: Feb 2015
Reviews: 1
Likes Received: 2
It's a Beautiful beach. One of my favorites's on the Island, besides North beach.
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Jewel A
Joined: Mar 2014
Reviews: 24
Likes Received: 16
It was a great place to have my sweet sixteen! I remember swimming with my friends and taking pictures. Although it was a cloudy day, I have seen it at it's best too. Sometimes it gets super windy and the sand attacks you at every side, leaving you cold, wet, and hungry. Haha. The sand is super soft and the bountiful grass area is a great feature. There was also a red moon that night, and it was very peaceful yet mysterious. This beach is stretched out and attracts many visitors. It's around the block from so many of the other great places in Kailua - you have to take a look.
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Cristelle M
Joined: Mar 2014
Reviews: 37
Likes Received: 8
The Honolulu beaches tends to be too full because that is where most of the hotels are and where most of the tourists go to. This place is great because not only is it fun for sports (and with good waves for water sports), it is not always overcrowded.

Calm, pretty, and not suffocating! However, this area is on the windward side, known to most locals as the rainy half of Hawaii. If you dislike your beach adventures rainy, check the weather forecast first!
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