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When you here someone mention Hawaii, you most likely think of Waikiki beach. This is perhaps one of the most popular places in Hawaii. Waikiki beach is a beautiful beach that stretches approximately 2 miles long with its coast lined by hotels and businesses geared towards attracting the tourists and lets not forget the very beautiful Kapiolani Park that is also located along the beach of Waikiki.
Waikiki Beach is a popular spot for all of thos who love to snorkel, swim, surf and even go canoing. The beach can be a very crowed place to be but with all the different things to do and explore you will be sure to have a great time. You can go to the areas near the Diamond Head or go to Kapiolani Park, if you are looking for expansive picnic and recreational areas.
Kristina Malsberger described Waikiki Beach best when she wrote, “As I thread my way through a maze of umbrellas, sand castles, and bronze bodies, it seems that some things have hardly changed since the days when Bing Crosby crooned ‘Sweet Leilani’ here in the 1937 film ‘Waikiki Wedding.’ Yes, the surfboards and swimsuits have shrunk and the high-rise forest has grown, but folks still come here for the same reasons as always: to soak up the tropical sunshine, to splash around in the surf, and to engage in that unique Waikiki tradition of the outrigger canoe ride.”
Tourists and newcomers need to use caution when choosing to use their own personal flotation devices, such as: noodles, swim boards, inflatable tubes or mattresses to mention a few, as there really is no substitute for excellent swimming skills. People also need to be cautious of runaway surfboards, as they can be very hazardous. Check with the lifeguards that are on duty about any areas that you need to be aware of, such as deep holes in the water. Be sure to stay clear of and stay off of breakwater and sea walls, as they can be extremely slippery and covered in barnacles that can seriously hurt you should you get pounded during high surf.
Waikiki Beach has a great deal to offer everyone and it is one of the best places to visit while you are in Hawaii. The beach and local park area all offer the following amenities for your convenience: Lifeguards, Picnic areas, showers, restrooms, phones and, of course, the ever famous sand and reefs. This is a must see hot spot while you are traveling through Hawaii.