Beaches in Hawaii

Whether you want to relax and sunbathe, lie on the white sands of a beach; take a dip into cool and clear waters; snorkel around corals; or simply capture the beauty of nature, Hawaiian beaches have it all for you. Counted among the best beaches in the world, Hawaiian beaches present unbelievable marvels of nature before you. Read on to know about a few of them.

Waikiki Beach, Oahu

The most famous beach of Honolulu is situated on the southern shore of Oahu. This two-mile-long beach invites nearly 4 million visitors every year. You can choose to relax on the white sands under the sun or take a dip against the backdrop of the Diamond Head, a famous volcanic tuff cone.

Hapuna Beach, Big Island

Hapuna is the largest white sand beach on the Big Island with a half mile long stretch of white sands and crystal clear waters. Plenty of fish and beautiful corals make it a fantastic spot for snorkelling. The wide beach is also good for relaxing, sunbathing, picnicking, and camping.

Lanikai Beach, Oahu

This mile-long band of golden sand captivates with the sight of turquoise blue waters, lush tropical plants, and soft shiny sands. Ranked as one of the best beaches in the world, it is also famous for water sports like kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, outrigger canoeing, and surfing.

Kauna’oa Beach, Big Island

The crescent-shaped Kauna’oa Beach is the perfect spot to escape from crowds. Lined with coconut palms, the beach boasts great scenery of smooth white sands sloping into the clear blue waters. You might also spot tropical marine creatures like fish, sea turtles, and manta ray near the rocks on the island.

Punalu’u Beach, Big Island

Famed for its jet black sands, this island is a remarkable marvel of nature. It is one of the few beaches where you can spot the endangered green sea turtles. Fringed with coconut palms, this island is the perfect shore to camp, relax, picnic, and snorkel.

Waipio Valley Beach, Big Island

This crescent-shaped beach at the base of the Waipio Valley is shadowed by 2000 feet high cliffs. To the east you would be able to spot the cascading Kaluahine Waterfall and the larger Waiulili falls that can reached by a short walk over a rocky trail along the bay.

Kauapea Beach, Kauai

Known amongst locals as Secret Beach, it is far and isolated from the tourist crowds. There is no marked way or trail to this beach and it can be reached only by trekking across rocky patches. Surrounded by lava rocks on both the sides and vegetation-covered red cliffs and waterfalls in the background, it presents a striking scene of nature.

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