Best Beaches in Hawaii
Whether you are searching for gleaming white sands, turquoise waters or the best surf, Hawaii’s tropical oases have something for everyone.
Waikiki's Beach, Oahu
Honolulu’s most popular beach, Waikiki, was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Relax on the white sands or take a surfing lesson with the majestic Diamond Head Crater in the backdrop.
Kauna ‘oa Beach, The Big Island
The very private crescent-shaped Kauna ‘oa Beach is a serene tropical paradise perfect for escaping from the crowds. But with a limit to 25 people at any time, it’s best to arrive before 9 a.m.!
North Shore, Oahu
If you’re looking for some gnarly waves, look no further than North Shore. The 7 mile beach hosts the Super Bowl of wave competitions and is also home to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau, O’ahu’s oldest ancient religious site. The destination is also popular for spotting whales.
Punalu’u Beach, The Big Island
The picturesque beach is not only famous for its jet black sand but also its endangered green sea turtles. The beach is one of the few areas the turtles choose to lay their eggs. Camp, picnic, relax, snorkel and take in all of the remarkable nature.
Lahaina Beach, Maui
This tranquil and tropical getaway is perfect for romance and a favorite for marriage ceremonies. Also don’t miss the Old Lahaina Luau with a traditional feast and hula dancing.
Ho’okipa Beach, Maui
A mecca for ocean sports, Ho’okipa attracts windsurfers of all ages boasting some of the best windsurfing waves along the Maui coast. If you’re not as adventurous, there’s plenty of space to lay out your towel and lounge on the pristine sand.