Spend the Day at Kailua BeachO‘ahu
Picture a textbook-perfect beach that stretches, powdery white, along the shore; a beach where gentle ocean conditions prevail and obliging trade winds pump steam into windsurfers’ sails. This is Kailua Beach, recognized as one of the nation’s top beaches and a favorite of lifeguards, coastal researchers, visitors and locals.
The reef and typically reliable ocean conditions allow for safe kayaking here. Many people paddle Kailua Beach’s calm waters to the nearby Mokulua Islands, noted bird sanctuaries.
In addition to the natural attributes of this beach, it is home to a groovy beach market. Kalapawai Market was established in 1932 and stocks everything a beachgoer needs, from gourmet take-out lunches from the deli to retail services including kayaking and windsurfing rentals and lessons.
Kailua Beach is a short drive
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If you’re not sure how to experience Kailua’s calling waters, head to Hawaiian Watersports. From Kailua staples like kayaking and windsurfing to newer sports like kiteboarding and stand-up paddling, Hawaiian Watersports has you covered with lessons, tours or rentals. The company even provides transportation from Waikiki to its Kailua location. Reservations required.