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Kailua Beach Park | Best Beaches in USA | Dr. Beach 2019
Here’s why three of Hawaii’s incredible beaches made Dr. Beach’s picks again this year.
Ranked #1. Kailua Beach Park (Oahu).
When setting out for the perfect family beach destination, no beach tops what Kailua Beach Park has to offer. This friendly beach is adorned with its perfect turquoise waters and delightful soft, white sand. It’s a big beach and activities on offer are many. From swimming and water frolicking in the typically calm ocean to kayaking to the off-shore islands and more. Great for kids and adults too. With good visitor facilities including lifeguards, parking, restrooms and showers, volleyball courts and picnic tables.
Kailua is located on Oahu’s windward coast, about an hour away from Waikiki. Kailua means two seas or two currents, with the name based on the two lagoons running into the bay.
Ranked #5. Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Oahu.
Located on the west end of the eight Waikiki beaches that include Ft. DeRussy, Duke Kahanamoku, Halekulani, Royal Hawaiian, Kuhio, Kapiolani, Queens and Kaimana. Not connected but also nearby is Ala Moana Beach Park, Hawaii’s single most popular beach. This was rated by Dr. Beach as the best beach in America in 2014.
Kahanamoku is a beautifully wide and calm beach, a favorite of families and kids. Also at hand is the lagoon by the same name, pictured above, which is another favorite. The beach front’s the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Ranked #8. Hapuna Beach, Hawaii (Big Island).
A well loved Beat of Hawaii favorite, Hapuna Beach rocks. The beach is remotely positioned on the Big Island’s Kohala Coast, and is renowned for a wide range of consistently good beach activities like swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, sunbathing, snorkeling and more. Walk to the north end to find Turtle Cove, where you are likely to see Hawaiian green sea turtles.
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