Category Archive: Hawaii beaches

Why do few tourists go to the best beach parks in Hawaii for swimming?

Four beach parks are strung like pearls along the outer shores of Hilo Bay on the Big Island, each with clear water, abundant sea life, breakwaters that make for safe swimming, and exquistely… Continue reading

Kauai’s Ke’e Beach: Inspiration Guaranteed

At the end of the highway on Kauai’s north shore—and at the beginning of the notorious Kalalau Trail—sweet Ke’e Beach can get killed with kindess on prime-weather days. The main parking lot gets… Continue reading

Why not Waianapanapa State Park, Maui?

After navigating the numerous one-lane bridges and cliff-hugging turns of the Hana Highway and then the reaching open green slopes, many visitors are hell bent on continuing to Hana Town. But a better… Continue reading

Maui’s beaches: from resort-world to wild in a few steps

In West Maui (actually the north part of the hour-glass) the sandy beaches are backed by condos and resorts, from Lahaina going north to Ka’anapali and Kapalua. Kapalua Beach (above) is known as… Continue reading

Maui’s Hana: Where’s the beach?

After the thrills and spills amid a cavalcade of rental cars along Maui’s notorious Hana Highway (waterfalls, one-lane bridges, tropical jungle) many visitors get to the actual town and experience a mild disappointment.… Continue reading

Secret Beach: one of Kauai’s hidden treasures

The northeast coast of Kauai—from Anahola to Princeville—has more than a dozen hike-to beaches, by far the best run of wild coast in Hawaii. One of the most scenic is Secret Beach near… Continue reading