Soak Up the Sun: Hawaii’s 10 Best Beaches


3. Lanikai Beach, Oahu

A favorite among both locals and tourists, Lanikai Beach is the ideal swimming beach. A wide, offshore reef here provides shelter and calm waters perfect for swimming. Plenty of other water activities abound as well like surfing, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. What’s more, this beautiful beach is a photographer’s dream with its picturesque scene of turquoise waters and powder-soft sands dotted with swaying coconut palms.

Lanikai Beach, Oahu

4. Honaunau Beach, The Big Island

Honaunau Beach is a diver’s underwater paradise. Located on the Honaunau Bay, known as the City of Refuge, this spot is a treasure chest of beautiful coral reef and amazing lava formations made by volcanic eruptions many years ago. Divers here can swim with a large variety of tropical fish as well as the endangered green sea turtle.

Honaunau Beach, The Big Island
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