Beaches, Waikiki

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    in Waikiki
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    brown sand
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    the original surfer dude!
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    Nice Place but other Beaches are Better

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Never has a beach been as fabled as Waikiki. Since the 1950s, this beach has been a tourist destination extraordinaire. While much of it has been eroded, trampled by millions of feet, or encroached upon by towering skyscrapers, hints of its original beauty can still be seen in the crashing waves and the warm sand. Come night time, the hipsters strut their clubwear on the beachwalk, and lovers find peaceful little nooks under the cover of sweeping palm trees. Waikîkî extends from the Ala Wai Canal (a channel dug to drain former wetlands) on the west and north, to Diamond Head or Lçʻahi on the east. The name means spouting water in Hawaiian for springs and streams that fed wetlands that once separated Waikîkî from the interior. Today it is considered the center of the tourist industry in Hawaiʻi, with an abundance of both high-rise resort hotels (including the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the Halekulani hotel, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, and the Sheraton Waikiki) and historic hotels dating back to the early 20th century (such as the Moana Surfrider Hotel and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel).

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    Waikiki Beach

    by lashr1999 Written Dec 6, 2004
    Waikiki Beach sunset

    Enjoy the day at the beach, relax and stay for the beautiful sunset. After you can see the torch lighter running to light the torches on the Waikiki strip.Watch out there is some coral or something hard at some parts of the water, which can hurt your feet.

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    Black lava rocks

    by Kodi01 Written Feb 21, 2004

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    Hawaii was formed by the volcanoes.

    We did get to climb Diamondhead this time.

    This is a picture of the lava rocks in the sandy beach.

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    Katamarang

    by malianrob Written Mar 10, 2006
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    At first this was a little bit scarey but it turned out to be so much fun. We did this on Waikiki Beach.

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