Lanikai Beach

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Sunset at Lanikai
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Lanikai beach
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Lanikai beach
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Situated on the windward coast of Oahu in Hawaii is Lanikai beach, which translates as "heavenly sea". With its fine white sand and brilliant aqua blue water this name seems quite fitting. Lanikai is fringed with palm trees and with water temperatures rarely dipping below 75° F (24° C) there is no mistaking you are in the tropics. Unlike many of Oahu's other great beaches, Lanikai is not designated a beach park. This means it is short on facilities such as showers and parking, however, this hasn't stopped it being one of the most popular beaches on the island.

What makes Lanikai beach instantly recognizable are the Nā Mokulua or "the Mokes" - these are the twin islands which sit less than a mile offshore. Both islands are nature reserves and part of the Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary which means the smaller of the islands is completely out of bounds. You can swim or kayak out to the larger of the two islands but the seas can be dangerous and tiger sharks are known to frequent the ocean side of the islands!

If (unlike me) you are an early riser then Lanikai is a great spot to take in a sunrise. On the right day the sun even obligingly pops up right between the Mokes. Fortunately, for the rest of us Lanikai beach is also a great place to see the moon rising.

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Lanikai Beach Weather Info

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Lanikai Beach tide times

Lanikai Beach sea state

Wed 23/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 16s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 6ft 16s  °  ° 9mph
17:00 6ft 16s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:46
Sunrise07:10
Sunset18:15
Dark18:39

Thu 24/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 7mph
11:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 6mph
17:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:46
Sunrise07:10
Sunset18:16
Dark18:39

Fri 25/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 6mph
11:00 6ft 16s  °  ° 9mph
17:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:46
Sunrise07:09
Sunset18:16
Dark18:40

Sat 26/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
11:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
17:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:46
Sunrise07:09
Sunset18:17
Dark18:40

Sun 27/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
11:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
17:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:46
Sunrise07:09
Sunset18:18
Dark18:41

Mon 28/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 16mph
11:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:45
Sunrise07:09
Sunset18:18
Dark18:42

Today's weather

Clear sky

22 °C
(71 °F)

Light breeze, 6.8 km/h from E

Sea temperature

24.4°C / 76°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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