Top 10 Hawaiian Beaches
Whether you are searching for gleaming white sands, turquoise waters or the best surf, Hawaii’s tropical oases have something for everyone. Escape to paradise and tour our top 10 Hawaiian beaches.
North Shore, OahuIf 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. 960 1280
Punalu’u Beach, The Big IslandThe 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. 960 1280
Honaunau Beach, The Big IslandHonauna Beach is home to the famed City of Refuge, an underwater paradise favorite among divers. Years ago volcano eruptions poured lava into the ocean, eventually hardening into smooth formations that are now home to an expansive reef. Divers can swim with over 40% of Hawaii’s native fish, colorful coral and even the endangered green sea turtle. 960 1280
AragoneseCurrent owner Anna Cristina Mattera inherited the castle through her grandfather, who purchased it in 1912. Visitors can tour some of the apartments where the family lives, explore the fortress’s military museum, and even spend the night in the hotel that’s part of the castle. And don’t miss the Aragonese’s ancient frescoes – discovered in the 12th century – which recently underwent an extensive 5-year renovation. 960 1280
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