Spend The Day At Kailua Beach

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Picture a powdery-white beach that stretches along the shore, a beach where gentle ocean conditions prevail year-round and obliging trade winds pump steam into windsurfers’ sails. PHO TO: C OUR TES Y CLIMB W ORK S | L OCA TION: KEANA F ARMS ZIP O’AHU 25 ES S EN T IA L

KAILUA BEACH, recognized as one of the nation’s top beaches and a consistent favorite among lifeguards, coastal researchers, visitors and locals alike. In fact, it was named 2019’s Top Beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach.

The reef and ocean conditions allow for safe kayaking, with many people opting to paddle Kailua Beach’s calm waters to the nearby MOKULUA ISLANDS, a noted bird sanctuary. One of the best ways to enjoy the waters off Kailua Beach is by kayak. TWOGOOD KAYAKS offers rental kayaks for any skill level. Not sure what to do? Sign up for a guided kayak tour that treats guests to stories and facts about the area’s surroundings as well as a visit to nearby islets. And, while “kayak” is part of its name, the company, that’s been in business for 38 years now, also offers other rentals including: SUP, surfskis, bodyboards, snorkel gear and bikes.

Shops in the area, including those located at KAILUA BEACH CENTER, offer up all you’ll need to enjoy a full day at this white-sand beach. Kailua Beach is a short drive from Waikīkī, just over the Ko‘olau Mountains. Situated on the island’s east shore, the beach is located in Kailua, a community of fewer than 40,000 people that attracts some 15,000 visitors per year, including former President Barack Obama and the fidrst family, who have spent Christmas vacations in Kailua since 2008. KALAPAWAI MARKET 808-262-4359 KALAPAWAI CAFE 808-262-3354 TWOGOOD KAYAKS 808-262-5656

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