Update May 23, 2020: We remain on the hunt for the best beaches in USA, including those in Hawaii and your top picks. And so do others including Dr. Beach. You can’t go wrong at any of the beaches below. We’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions too. See why two of Hawaii’s incredible beaches made Dr. Beach’s picks again this year.
Ranked #4. Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Oahu.
Located on the west end of Waikiki and fronting the Hilton Hawaiian Village. This was rated by Dr. Beach as the #5 best beach in America in 2019 and has moved up in ranking. Not connected but also nearby is Ala Moana Beach Park, Hawaii’s single most popular beach.
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.
Ranked #8. Hapuna Beach, Hawaii (Big Island).
Also moving up one notch from 2019. A well-loved Beat of Hawaii favorite, Hapuna Beach rocks. The beach is remotely positioned on the Big Island’s Kohala Coast, fronting the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort 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.
Beat of Hawaii suggestions for best beaches in the USA (Hawaii):