Lanikai & Lanikai Beach

Just a few blocks down from the famous Kailua Beach is a lesser known beach that is popular among locals, called Lanikai beach. It’s a beautiful white sand beach and much closer than Kailua beach to the 2 small islands off the shore that we locals called “the moks” (Mokulua and Moku Iki).


To get to Lanikai, you have to street park and walk between houses on one of the multiple beach access paths. If you go towards the North end of the beach you can see a lineup of catamarans that belong to the local homeowners. Look, but don’t touch!


Lanikai Beach is the perfect location to bring a beach chair and umbrella, sit back, and really take in the paradise.


Shaka Guide’s South Shore Oahu Tour takes you to Lanikai Beach, in addition to many other must see destinations!