Lanikai Beach Hawaii
n the Hawaiian language, Lanikai means ‘heavenly sea’. Lanikai Beach looks as tough it was plucked straight from a fairy tail. With its perfect powdery white golden sandy beaches and warm turquoise green waters. Cool refreshing winds gently roll in off the coast line easing the warm Hawaiian days.
Lanikai Beach Hawaii provides an ideal picturesque beach setting for any beach day activities, swimming, kayaking, snorkelling or just relaxing on the soft white sand with your family. Its no surprise that Lanikai Beach ranks amongst the top 10 beaches in the world. Lanikai Beach is situated on Oahu’s Windward coast, and offers never-ending view of the world famous Mokulua Islands, the islands sit about a mile off shore. The smaller of the two Mokulua Islands has a beach cove that attracts huge numbers of Surfers & Kayakers they flock to this island for the ideal surf conditions that the cove provides between the two islands.
Dont forget to bring your snorkelling gear and swim wear to Lanikai Beach. Lanikai is home to some of the most stunning Patch reef growth in the world. What is a patch reef ? A patch reef is very unique because it develops from isolated coral growth forming a small platform in a lagoon,barrier reef, or atoll.
Grab you snorkel and explore the beautiful patch reef coral formations that have naturaly grown throughout the lagoons at Lanikai Beach. Another addition to the to do list list is explor The underwater gardens they are very popular among divers and snorkelers. However you need to be careful in the underwater gardens they can be very challenging especially for first time or novice divers.Try to remember even if the waves on the surface don’t seem so bad the current under the water is another story altogether, be mindful that the current has the ability to change rapidly. Also keep in mind you may come across a lot of stranded jelly fish in the gardens 9-11 days after each full moon.
Kayaks, Sailboards & Snorkelling Gear
Kayaking is also a very popular water sport on Lanikai Beach. However it is important to know that there are no Kayak rentals on Lanikai Beach anywhere so you need to plan ahead. Oh and another good thing to know is that you will not find restrooms, lifeguards or facilities at Lanikai Beach.
If your looking to rent a Kayak or Standup Paddle Board and you plan to base yourself on or around Lanikai Beach area for the day will need to know a few very important things.
Lanikai Beach is quite tricky to find by bus or navigating your way in a rental car, upon arrival you will no doubt find the access and parking is very limited by residential properties. We recommend you head for the much easier Kailua Bay first. Park your car or hop of the bus at one of the stops in Kailua Bay. Next you want to go and see the boys at Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks, Inc this is where you can grab your Kayaks , Standup Paddle Boards, Snorkelling gear and anything else you may require for the day.
So….. WHY these guys you may be asking yourself now. Well its very simple really, not only do they have top quality gear these guys are the only kayak rental company within walking distance to Kailua Beach. This is where will begin you journey by kayak or paddle board to Lanikai Beach so it is imperative you grab you gear close to the beach. The Journey to Lanikai Beach should take you around 35 -40 minutes depending on the wind & you of course.