Top 10 Hawaiian Beaches
A true tropical oasis, Hawaii has something to suit most everyone's fancy. Swirling 30-foot waves make surfers' dreams come true, while down the coast, tranquil turquoise waters beckon frolicking toddlers and families. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Hawaii's hottest beaches.
What's Cool: Visit the statue of Hawaiian hero Duke Kahanamoku, regarded as the father of modern surfing.
2. Honaunau Bay
What's Cool: Explore Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, an ancient sanctuary where breakers of the kapu (sacred laws) could take refuge from a death sentence.
What's Cool: The company Beach Activities of Maui is suited to cater a visitor's every whim.
What's Cool: Golfers love the nearby $18 million Mauna Kea Golf Course.
5. Poipu Beach
What's Cool: The endangered monk seal is known to play on these shores.
What's Cool: Celebrate your nuptials Hawaiian-style at the Old Lahaina sea wall.
What's Cool: Visit Kuau Cove, home of Mama's Fish House - a favorite among area locals.
What's Cool: The natural freshwater wading pool at the far end of the beach is good for rinsing off after snorkeling with endangered turtles.
What's Cool: Visit Pipeline in mid-November and catch the Triple Crown of Surfing.
10. Lanikai Beach
What's Cool: This beach oasis is noted for serving up one of the best sunrises on Oahu.