Sunrise at Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach has been named as one of the world's best beaches - and rightly so. But the best time of day to see this majesty beach? At sunrise.

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Lanikai Beach has been ranked as #5 on National Geographic’s “Top 10 Beaches in the World.” (see article here). If that doesn’t strike your interest immediately, then I’m not sure what else would!

So it seemed like a natural choice for my love and I to visit this beach, now that summer is here, and the weather is even more perfect than it already is. But I wanted to take it one step higher – to see the sunrise at this gorgeous location.

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We woke up at 3:45am, got ready, and headed over to Lanikai just in time for the sun to begin peaking over the horizon.

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Lanikai is located in Kailua, and is accessible by a public entrance between a few stunningly expensive houses built right on the sand. Consequently, parking is street-side, wherever you can find space, but make sure you take your items with you. Once, I came back to my car and there was a scratch…

But regardless, this location’s beauty is unparalleled during the dawn.

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My love and I sat down on the fluffy white sand, and simply relaxed until the sun began to fully rise.

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There were some other photographers who had also woken up early, to catch the sunrise procession.

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Some of my photos came out underexposed, but that’s okay because the dim effect lends to the fact that it’s early morning. I personally loved how my LC-A+ wide angle lens captured the vast sand, coast, and ocean’s horizon at Lanikai.

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Overall, I think that this is my favorite spot to see the sunrise. In Hawaii, everything’s truly beautiful, but there are some moments that definitely take your breath away – and being at Lanikai for a few hours to see the dawn is hands down one of those treasured moments.

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written by dearjme on 2012-07-03 in #world #locations #hawaii #oahu #lanikai #requested-post #escape-from-the-city #scenery #best #xpro #beautiful #sunrise #beach

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