Category: Hawaii Beaches & Ocean

Sandless Beach Mats?

Sand has a sneaky side. It plasters itself onto the roots of your hair, finds a home deep in your swim trunks and decorates your ankles like an au natural kind of body art. Sand gets everywhere, and oftentimes no matter how carefully you stretch the corners of your beach towel to prevent those tiny […]

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Do Hawaii parks and beaches close at night?

Winter hours begin today for seven state parks on Oahu. This notice caused me to question what hours other parks have, and whether the overnight closures affect beaches. First, the easy part. Seven parks on Oahu have entrance gates that are open from 7 a.m.to 6:45 pm. during winter months. These parks are: Keaiwa Heiau […]

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How to See Blow Holes in Hawaii

Blow Holes – a natural phenomenon. In Hawaii, you may hear one before you see it. As waves splash against a rocky coastline, water spurts up through a natural crevice to spray mist into the air.  When the wave conditions are really good, it looks like a geyser, but it’s actually a blow hole. How […]

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Snorkeling in Poipu on Kauai

Snorkeling is something anyone can do to enjoy Hawaii’s waters; it doesn’t matter what age you are or how athletic you are. At the very least, you just bob in the current like a fish. At most you paddle yourself around assisted by flippers and maybe pe. The gear is cheap; you can get goggles, […]

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Sea shells as souvenirs of a Hawaii vacation

The beautiful Hawaiian beaches include some of the best sand in the world: soft, comfortable, with some variation in size and color of the pebbles, not rocky. Photographs show the sky reflected in the receding waves on a palate of smooth sand. However, one thing I have not found in strolls along several beaches is […]

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Beach Sounds in Hawaii

Some of Hawaii’s scenic beauty is captured in photographs, but the best camera still cannot really capture what it’s like to be at the beach. One of the missing elements is the sensation of the waves rolling to shore. I was struck once again by the soothing the sound of the waves on my Sunday […]

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Likeke Falls – Easy Hike off the Beaten Path

Water springs from a rock wall and cascades over moss-covered rocks in a secluded spot along the Likeke Trail. Peace envelops this space. The sound of the falling water provides a calming soundtrack for the lush green foliage and tropical flowers at hand and the starkly beautiful backdrop of the pali cliffs. This trail snakes […]

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Hawaii’s Big Island Beaches & Parks

It’s pretty much a given that you’ll be hitting the beach on your Hawaii vacation, even if it’s just to have your picture taken. Some of our visitors are not fond of sun and sand, but wouldn’t dream of going back home without some semblance of a natural tan. Our beaches rim all our islands, […]

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Not A Hawaiian Aphrodisiac Chant – Pray for Sex Beach

Oahu’s Leeward Shore – the westernmost area of Oahu – is rarely visited by vacationers, even though it’s truly beautiful. (It was used for principal filming of the 1965 movie “Hawaii.”) It’s a long drive, and there aren’t many attractions apart from the beaches themselves. The loveliest among those beaches is the isolated Makua Beach, […]

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Hawaii Vacation Beach tourists don’t know about

Bellows Air Force Station, named after WW-I American hero Lt. Franklin Barney Bellow, was an important air field during World War II. Bellows Field was made a permanent military post in July 1941, and it was one of the airfields attacked during Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Fast forward 75 years and what you […]

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A Day of Adventure at Poipu Beach

Want to see one of America’s Best Beaches? Poipu Beach on Kauai is often ranked as a top destination, and for good reason. But will you love visiting it? Read on to learn about this scenic locale and how to have a great beach day at Poipu.  The Best Things About Poipu Beach Poipu Beach […]

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Hawaii’s Secret (and not so secret)Beaches

Most people considering a visit to Hawaii know we have a lot of beaches here. Our six major islands all are completely rimmed with beaches, and all the beaches are accessible to you. You are, of course, aware of “Waikiki Beach,” the most famous of them all. It’s convenient to every Waikiki hotel. It backs […]

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