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ⓘ Lanikai Beach




Lanikai Beach
                                     

ⓘ Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach is located in Lanikai, a community in the town of Kailua and on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Although there is a widespread belief that the name Lanikai means "heavenly sea", that is a misconception and a grammatical error, since in the Hawaiian language, the qualifier comes after the noun. The name Lanikai was invented in the 1920s by the developer Charles Frazier, who owned 300 acres of beachfront property in the area known to Native Hawaiians as Kaōhao. This small half-mile strip of beach is consistently ranked among the best beaches in the world. Adjacent to Lanikai Beach is a primarily upper-class residential area because of this it is accessible through public beach access paths. Although the beach itself is public property, it is not state land and is not a county beach park like many beaches in Hawaii. There is no public parking lot and the area lacks facilities like restrooms, showers or lifeguards. As of July 1, 2014, parking violation fines have increased from to 0 in an effort to keep people from illegally parking in the residential area surrounding the beach accesses. Parking violations are strictly enforced and include, but are not limited to, no parking within four feet of a driveway entrance or apron, blocking the unimproved pedestrian right of way, within 30 feet of a stop sign, within ten feet of a fire hydrant, or on or within 20 feet of a crosswalk. However, there are legal parking areas in downtown Kailua.

On weekdays the beach is less crowded compared to weekends, although it is still very difficult to find a Parking spot close to one of the public beach accesses. On weekends, the beach becomes very crowded during holiday seasons such as winter and summer, the beach is almost completely Packed every day. Lanikai is a popular spot for photo shoots as renowned models and photographers are often on good days. What makes Lanikai beach popular for photographers-are two Islands in the background called Mokulua or "mokes". Kayakers often paddle to land on the more Northern Islands, but no one is allowed to land on South island, as it is a bird sanctuary. The water temperature is usually 75-80 °f 24-26 °C, so you can spend a lot of time in the water. It has a very soft powdery clean white sand. Lanikai beach regularly voted one of the best beaches in America and is the only beach in the United States, which was recognized as one of the best beaches in the world.

Due to its location on the windward or Eastern side of the island, Lanikai is a great place to watch the moonrise over the Mokuluas, especially during the full moon. Sometimes during the year, the Sun will rise directly to the Mokulua Islands.

                                     
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