We’re always on the hunt for the best beaches in Hawaii. And so are others. You can’t go wrong at any of the 26 beaches below.
Best beaches in Hawaii – Recent Picks by Others
Big Island: Hapuna Beach, Mauna Kea Beach, Punaluu Beach.
Kauai: Hanalei Beach, Kalapaki Beach, Kalihiwai Beach, Kee Beach, Poipu Beach, Polihale Beach, Tunnels Beach.
Lanai: Hulopoe Beach, Polihua Beach.
Maui: Kaanapali Beach, Kapalua Bay, Makena Beach, Hamoa Beach, Wailea Beach.
Molokai: Papohaku Beach.
Oahu: Waimea Beach, Ko Olina Beach, Waikiki Beach, Waimanalo Beach.
Best Beaches in Hawaii – Some of Our Thoughts
Lanikai Beach, Oahu – Beat of Hawaii says, “Turqoise waters, white sand and post-card views of Mokumanu and Mokolua islands are very nice but the narrow beach and number of people there made us want to leave. The last time we tried we gave up due to lack of parking.”
Kaanapali Beach, Maui – Beat of Hawaii says, “Beautiful stretch of sand spanning three miles. Look out to the ocean and ignore the resorts behind you. Not for those seeking quiet and solitude however.”
Hanalei Beach, Kauai – Beat of Hawaii says, “Hard to be impartial when it comes to this beach. Park at the pier and walk towards the first lifeguard where you’ll find plenty of room to park your towel. Always beautiful.” Our photo above.
Wainapanapa Beach, Maui – Beat of Hawaii says, “Nice stop on the Hana Highway near town and the state park cabins here are a great albeit rustic deal.”
Wailea Beach, Maui – Beat of Hawaii says, “Always a favorite. Lovely crescent shaped beach on the famous Wailea Beach Walk next to popular resorts.”
Maniniowali Beach, Hawaii – Beat of Hawaii says, “Also called Kua Bay, this is one Big Island beach we have yet to visit.”
Your turn to add recommendations on the list above or personal favorites not included.