Hawaii allocates $13M to keep Waikiki Beach from disappearing
By Allison Schaefers The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Monday, June 10, 2019, 12:05 a.m.
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Pau Hana Patrol visits Yokocho bar with beer and pupu specials. It is in the center of the food court of the Waikiki Shopping Plaza. (PHOTOs BY DENNIS ODA / Star-Advertiser)
Waikiki Beach is pictured.
HONOLULU The economic impact to Hawaii of Waikiki Beach was recently estimated at $2.2 billion a year, but the crumbling Royal Hawaiian groin and other man-made structures are all that is keeping the states most visited beach from being swept away.