Being a local favorite, Kailua Beach Park is without a doubt, the place to be. A hub for watersports such as: kayaking, parasailing, body boarding, and windsurfing, the locals gladly welcome visitors to enjoy the turquoise waters, gentle breezes, and the soft white sands alongside with them. With kayak rentals, beachwear boutiques, and dive shops conveniently located nearby, there is something for everyone. With several small islands and other beaches being nearby, Kailua Beach is the ideal place for kayakers to go exploring. Flat Island sits closest to the shore, with the Mokulua Islands, commonly known as the “Moks” or “Twin Islands” sit far off to the east. West of Kailua Beach is Kalama Beach, where there are mild waves that are great for teaching kids how to body board and surf, making it very family-friendly. East of Kalama Beach is Lanikai Beach, another beautiful beach that is less accessible since it sits between residential housing and parking is very limited.
On you way to Kailua Beach, you will pass through the Kailua Town, in which you will find very charming. With a variety of restaurants and shops scattered all along Kailua Road, you are sure to find something to satisfy anyone’s tastes. Be a local for the day and try a shaved ice to cool yourselves down after a day at the beach. The Island Snow in Kailua Town is famously known for treating President Obama and his family with shaved ice during one of their visits. Kailua Beach has large grassy areas along with picnic benches, making it a great spot for eating lunch near the ocean. You will find that Kailua has a laid-back environment. You will find families throwing parties using the picnic tables, kids playing in the water, and couples lounging on the sand, and many people with their dogs, very different from Waikiki. Being less than 30 minutes from Honolulu, Kailua Beach is a great getaway. Its no question that is has been repeatedly rated one of the best beaches in America.