Hawaii - Top Ten Beaches

 
1. Lanikai Beach
Lanikai is the locals best swimming beach in Hawaii.  It's clear waters, clean, wide beach, and swaying coconut palms also make it a great place to snap that ideal Hawaiian photo.This beach has a mile long stretch of powdered sugar sand that is perfect for sunbathing. Sparkling turquoise waters sheltered by a wide, protective offshore reef make it perfect for swimming. Lanika is also known for kayaking, outrigger canoeing, sailing, surfing, and windsurfing.  And with the twin Mokulua Islands in the background, Lanikai lives up to its translated name of "heavenly sea."

 

2. Ke'e Beach Park
Looking for an ncredible sunsets, then Ke‘e Beach Park is your spot. This top ten beach in Hawaii is located at the end of the road on Kauai’s North Shore and is between the dramatic Na Pali Coast and Limahuli Stream. The reef lagoon at Ke‘e Beach is a fantastic snorkeling site. The water is clear and there are there are countless numbers of reef fish and turtles. Ke‘e Beach’s backshore is lushly vegetated by ironwood trees, coconut palms,  and guava.

 

3. Wailea Beach
Wailea Beach is located on Maui’s  South Shore and  is one of several perfect beaches serving the Wailea Beach resort community. This beach that was rated USA’s best beach in 1999. is a large, wide, crescent, graced with fine, golden sand. The beach is protected at both ends by large, black lava points, making the calm waters ideal for swimming. Clear blue waves roll into shore and are perfect for riding, with or without a board. Even though this beach is part of a resort, there is public access, but parking can be in short supply. A paved beach walk winds in between the luxury resorts, restaurants and sandy coves. The relatively flat beach is not only great for sunbathing, but provides an exceptional whale watching vantage point from December through April.


4. Kapalua Bay Beach
Golden sand, swaying palms, calm waters surround you while you sunbath on the Kapalua Bay Beach. In 1991, this beach not only rated best beach in Hawaii, but best in the United States.. This beach is situated between two lava points and bordered by a coconut tree grove, Kapalua is known for its tranquil surf, ideal for the less-than-adventurous swimmer and families with small children.

 

5. Kailua Beach 
Kailua is often rated as the "Best Beach in the World,"  and is a generally wonderful place to enjoy swimming and beach recreational activities. It has a very nice, fine sandy beach. There are generally no significantly hazardous ocean or beach conditions.Kailua Beach is a world-class wind surfing destination for pros and amateurs alike. There are several shops in Kailua town which offer rental gear and that can arrange for lessons.

  

                      

6. Hapuna Beach State Park
Next on our best beaches is Hapuna Beach in Hawaii. This beach was rated by beach in the US by Dr. Beach in 1993. This is another wonderful sandy beach, 1/2 mile long and almost 200 feet wide during the summer months. Swimming conditions here are usually excellent. There is easy access to the water, full facilities, crystal clear water and beautiful scenery. Snorkeling is great at the south end of the beach where the fish are varied and there is a coral reef.

 

7. Poipu Beach Park
Kauai’s south shore’s  most popular beach and Dr. Beaches 2001’s Best Beach in America, Poipu Beach is ideal for families. A small boulder breakwater creates a protected pool-like area where children can play and parents can snorkel or vice versa. Outside the swimming area, the ocean bottom slopes gently to overhead depths. The south shore’s bays create ideal wave conditions for surfers. This beach is a pretty curve of white sand about 1,000 feet long and 50 feet wide, with plenty of room for sandcastle building.

  

8. Wailea Beach
Wailea Beach is located on Maui’s  South Shore and  is one of several perfect beaches serving the Wailea Beach resort community. This beach that was rated USA’s best beach in 1999. is a large, wide, crescent, graced with fine, golden sand. The beach is protected at both ends by large, black lava points, making the calm waters ideal for swimming. Clear blue waves roll into shore and are perfect for riding, with or without a board. Even though this beach is part of a resort, there is public access, but parking can be in short supply. A paved beach walk winds in between the luxury resorts, restaurants and sandy coves. The relatively flat beach is not only great for sunbathing, but provides an exceptional whale watching vantage point from December through April.
 

9. Hulopo'e Beach
This protected beach is the safest place on the island to swim. It's beautiful white sand beach and underwater coral formations makes it the central recrational area on Lanai. The Manele Bay Hotel sits on the bluff overlooking this perfect site. The beach is located in a protected Marine Life Conservation Area so there are numerous and colorful fish as well as unique coral formations found here. To the left of the beach is Pu'u Pehe Rock, also known as Sweetheart Rock.
 

10. Hamoa Beach
Located just outside of Hana, this beautiful public beach shares some facilities with the Hotel Hana Maui. Sea cliffs surround the bay and the vegetation is lush. This beach has been voted one of Hawaii's favorite beaches. Offshore is the little coconut-topped island of Alau.


10. Kaanapali
For some reason, Kaanapali Beach has many different names  which include Keka‘a Beach, Canoe Beach, and Dig Me Beach, but whatever you call it,  it’s a watersport lover’s paradise. Virtually every type of ocean recreation is available. Snorkeling and scuba diving are outstanding. The Black Rock is a large lava rock that divides the beach. This is a busy, popular beach that fronts two resorts and is located  in West Maui. What you give up in solitude you gain in shopping, restaurants, boat tours, fishing, kayaking, sailing, sunbathing, and people watching.