10 Beautiful Beaches To Visit In Hawaii

10 Beautiful Beaches To Visit In Hawaii

Beaches are some of the things that make Hawaii so appealing. The state has a lot of them from white sand beaches to black sand beaches surrounded by tall palm trees. Besides being incredibly beautiful, beaches in Hawaii also offer exciting adventures like surfing, snorkeling, and swimming. While one may not be able to visit all the beaches Hawaii has to offer, one must be sure to visit those on this list as they are the most beautiful and also offer those exciting adventures.

10 Hanalei Bay, Kauai

Hanalei Bay is a must-visit when in Kauai. This beach is known for many things but the most appealing thing it is known for is its incredible beauty which has made it one of the best beaches in the US. Hanalei Bay is characterized by white sand, surrounding green mountains, and crystal clear waters which are great for surfing and swimming when the waves are not too dangerous.

9 Pailoa Beach, Maui

Pailoa Beach stands out for its black sand and the greenery that surrounds it. The ever-vibrant turquoise water also combines to make it feel so unique. The beach is great for swimming, although one must be careful when doing this as the waves can become dangerous quickly. A paved trail leads to the beach and just walking this trail and looking at the black sand beach, the greenery surrounding it, and the Pacific Ocean is incredibly entertaining.

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8 Big Beach, Maui

Also known as Makena Beach, this beach in Maui is one of the best places to relax when on the island. The beach is large and beautiful and offers plenty of opportunities for adventures. It is characterized by soft golden sand, and turquoise waters, and is surrounded by a gorgeous forest. The surf break here makes it great for surfing, and it is also great for swimming and snorkeling when the tides are low.

7 Poipu Beach, Kauai

Poipu is not just one of the best beaches in Kauai and Hawaii, but also one of the best in America. This crescent-shaped beach features golden sands and turquoise waters, and it is lined up with tall palm trees. It is great for surfing, and some parts of the water are also great for swimming. Snorkeling is also an activity one can do on this beach, as the waters are filled with colorful fish. Green Sea Turtles and Hawaiian monk seals love this beach, and one is always guaranteed to see them when visiting.

Showers, picnic tables, and parking are all available at Poipu beach, and the sunsets here are also amazing.

6 Mauna Kea Beach, Big Island

When it comes to beaches, the Big Island cannot be left out as it has a huge selection of beautiful beaches worth visiting. Mauna Kea Beach is one of those beautiful beaches worth visiting when on this island. Also known as Kauna’oa, this beach is characterized by soft white sand, turquoise waters, and beautiful trees. The beach is located in front of the Mauna Kea Beach hotel which offers a wide range of amenities and luxurious accommodations. This hotel also has a restaurant where one can go to enjoy a meal after engaging in some rigorous activities. Speaking of activities, Mauna Kea Beach offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing during the winter months.

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5 Kalapaki Beach, Kauai

Kalapaki Beach is a gorgeous golden sand beach in Lihue, Kauai surrounded by towering green cliffs and tall palm trees where one can relax. The beach is a great place for swimming and bodyboarding. It also offers surfing opportunities but the waves here are usually low and inconsistent. The green lawn that’s located on the beach and the palm trees there add more beauty to this beach.

To make visitors more comfortable and enjoy their time here, the beach also offers showers, picnic areas, restrooms, and volleyball nets.

4 Polihale Beach, Kauai

The appeal of Polihale beach is in its white soft sand, its large size, and its seclusion. This is one of the beaches in Hawaii where one can enjoy quiet beach time without crowds. Being the longest stretch of beach in Hawaii also means visitors will have all the space they desire here. While this beach may not be great for swimming due to strong currents, it is a great place to relax, take a long beach walk, or watch the sunset. Camping is also something one can do here.

3 Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Big Island

The combination of black sand, a lineup of palm trees, and turquoise waters makes Punaluu beach an incredibly beautiful beach. It feels so unique here not just because of the black sand and the surrounding trees but also because of the interesting species that can be seen here. The beach is a great hangout spot for Green sea turtles and Hawksbill turtles.

Although it may not be a great place for swimming ad snorkeling, the unique scenery and the species that can be seen on the beach make it worth visiting.

2 Papohaku Beach, Molokai

Visiting Papohaku beach is one of the exciting things to do when visiting the lesser-known Molokai. The beach is spacious, and it features soft golden sands and inviting waters that are great for surfing during winter and swimming during summer. The beach is also particularly peaceful as it is often uncrowded and the huge size also means there is more than enough space for everyone to relax and unwind.

Papohaku Beach has a couple of facilities including showers, picnic tables, and outdoor showers. It also has campsites around for those who want to be close to the gorgeous shoreline.

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1 Lanikai Beach, Oahu

Lankai Beach is often referred to as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and there are many reasons the beach is worth that title. Everything about this beach from the soft white sand to the crystal clear aqua water blends perfectly to create a scene that seems like a slice of paradise.

Located in Kaohao – a town in Kilua, this beach comes with calm waters that make it great for swimming. It is also a great place to watch the sunrise and sunset, and one can also kayak to the islands that can be seen in the middle of the water.