Hawaii’s Top Beaches to Visit in 2023

If you’re planning your dream vacation to one of the Hawaiian Islands, you probably want to know where the best Hawaiian beaches are. Whether you prefer a hotel with beachfront property or plan to spend your time snorkeling where the sea turtles are, there’s a beach in Hawaii for you. 

If you’ve ever pictured yourself taking a sunset stroll on Waikiki Beach, you should know it’s one of the most crowded beaches on all the islands, especially in the summer!  Use this list of the best beaches of Hawaii to plan your perfect getaway. 

Best Hawaiian Beaches in Oahu

This magnificent beach is one of Oahu’s hidden gems that most tourists don’t even know about. The secluded entrance is tucked away in an area that, if you’re not paying attention, you’ll miss, and it’s not unreasonable to find you have the place all to yourself, especially on a weekday. 

Waimanalo Bay Beach Park

Waikiki Beach

Perhaps the most recognizable beach by name, Waikiki is famous for its long stretch of glistening white sand and beautiful blue water that attracts visitors worldwide. It’s a perfect place to spend a day surfing, swimming, sailing, or hanging out on the beach.  

Self-Guided Tours

The four artificially made lagoons at Ko Olina are the perfect beach for families to spend the day playing. They’re so perfect Disney built the Aulani Resort there in 2011. Each lagoon has a sandy beach that gently slopes into the water, remaining shallow for several yards out.  

Ko’olina Lagoon

Makena Bay

Makena Bay Beach is a fabulous place to spend a day relaxing and enjoying time in the water.  However, its waves can be rough, making it a dangerous beach for kids or beginner swimmers.  

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