At the top of the list seem to be the quality of sand, water, and overall surroundings. Yet, while these are admirable qualities that we all appreciate, our favorite Hawaii beaches are probably selected according to some pretty different attributes!
And while we have Our Favorite Beach, we hope you'll have the time to explore Hawaii and find the beach that's everything you're looking for! Finding that beach might turn out to be the best time of your life!
In over fifty years, I can count on my hands the number of times I've simply laid on the sand and soaked up the sun, something our friends and relatives from the mainland seem quite satisfied with for their beach agenda. It seems that for many visitors, Hawaii beaches are a destination and an end in itself. Once you get to Hawaii, you enjoy the beaches!
For me, and for many other local folks, Hawaii beaches are but a means to an end... a venue to enjoy something in particular. And it goes without saying that the perfect weather and conditions of Hawaii beaches makes it ideal for so many ocean activities like...
And while we'll often go to the beach for picnics or just to unwind, the beaches we pick are seldom those that so many travelers are trying to visit.
Check out the Beaches of East Oahu!
A great alternative to Waikiki...
Ala Moana Beach & Kakaako Waterfront Park!
Join us for a quick tour of Oahu's North Shore!
Get your camera ready for Hawaii Sunsets and Sunrises... you will be pleased!
Perhaps it will be a sandy beach...
or beaches nestled amongst a coastline of barren lava rock like those of the Big Island's Kohala Coast...
or the beauty of a unique eco-system that is Oahu's Kaneohe Bay!
Click on the links below for a guided tour of our favorite beaches!
Na Pali Coast-Kauai
If I had to recommend one book to buy about the beaches in Hawaii, it would probably be John Clark's "Hawaii's Best Beaches." A retired fire chief, John provides an accurate and informative presentation of the best beaches in the state. Although he's written books for each of the major islands, I think that each of us will find our "own" favorite spots through a serendipitous combination of factors like simply being at any of a multitude of great beaches on the right day!
For example, imagine yourself driving along the highway. You come across a beach with an expansive stretch of white sand and clear waters... are you really going to continue searching for that "written-up" beach that hundreds of others are also headed to that day? Maybe, and maybe not. But just so you have a choice, do consider this highly popular book!
Florida Beaches has a lot in common with the beachcomber life here in Hawaii. If you're closer to the Florida Coasts, check out beachhunter.net! This has got to be one of the most comprehensive sites about beaches, anywhere!
Wondering what the conditions are at some Hawaii beaches right now... at this very minute? Hawaiibeachcams.com has live camera feeds from popular Hawaii beaches and list is growing! Click on the link below to access their live hawaii beachcams... it's the next best thing to being there!
Looking for any beaches I haven't featured yet? Please keep checking back as we're adding them as we are able to re-visit them. In the meantime, perhaps a Google Search can help! Type in the beach you're looking for then choose to search this site, or the whole web... happy beachcombing, and hope to see you again soon!
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