Kailua Beach is famous for its soft white sand, gentle surf, crystal blue water and cooling tradewinds. Located on the Windward side, Kailua is family-friendly, and it’s also a watersports haven: Kayakers, windsurfers, kitesurfers, outrigger canoes and paddleboarders all share the water.
- Rent a kayak and head to Flat Island, closest to shore, or to the Mokulua Islands.
- In 1998, Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, ranked Kailua Beach No. 1 in the world!
- If you can get here early enough, watch the sunrise over Kailua Bay. It’s unforgettable!