Category: Hawaii Beaches & Ocean

Lifeguarded Beaches on Kauai

When visiting Hawaii, you’ll find some of the most breathtakingly-beautiful beaches in the world. But just because they’re beautiful doesn’t mean they’re safe. Kauai, in particular, has had an alarmingly high number of drownings, which is why it’s best to head to lifeguarded beaches. Here’s a list of Kauai beaches with lifeguards on duty during […]

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A Handy Guide to Waikiki Beaches

You know about the scenery, shopping, and culture in Waikiki, but did you know there are actually seven (or more) Waikiki Beaches that make up this stretch of shoreline? That’s right – Waikiki Beach is not one single location.  In fact, the beaches of Waikiki span more than two miles, and each has its own […]

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Kayaking Kealakekua Bay

Kayaking Kealakekua Bay is an epic adventure that will leave you breathless. Located on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, Kealakekua Bay is a protected marine sanctuary known for its stunning natural beauty, crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life, and historical significance. Paddling through paradise: Calm and easy kayaking: The bay is sheltered […]

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A Day at Sea Life Park

If you visit Sea Life Park on Oahu, don’t go with the expectation of it being another Sea World. It’s much smaller and has half as many animals as the mainland marine park. And while the live shows get mixed reviews, it’s the dolphin encounters that make the visit really worthwhile. The shallow-water encounters allow […]

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From Here to Eternity, the Beach

You might recognize this little pocket of paradise from the famous 1950s love story, From Here to Eternity. Actors Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr never made rolling in sand look so sexy. But since being sealed with a Hollywood kiss, the tiny cove has been humbled by more than just romance. Today, it’s a popular […]

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Surfing Waimea River Mouth

Just across the way from the famous Waimea Bay – where The Eddie big wave invitational happens – surfers ride a different kind of wave; a wave that’s on land and forms only after heavy rains bust through the mouth of Waimea River. This standing wave is similar to the manmade ones at water parks, […]

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Malaekahana Almost Has It All

The Malaekahana State Recreation Area on Oahu has so much potential – with a beautiful stretch of white sand that borders the wooded beach park and campgrounds that have been called a place of refuge in an “Old Hawaii” setting. But the park seems to lack the upkeep needed to help reach that potential, as […]

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Tips for Big Wave Photography in Hawaii

Planning to photograph big waves on the North Shore? Then think long, l o n g e r, l o n g e s t ! Winter in the islands means residents and visitors stand shoulder-to-shoulder to see giant waves at legendary spots like, Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay. And when the best of surfing […]

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Biggest Waves Ever Surfed at Jaws, Maui

Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay aren’t the only places to see big-wave surfing in Hawaii. Hop over to Maui’s North Shore, and you’ll see what we’re talking about – specifically to a place called “Jaws.” The deepwater reef break is known for its ferocious waves that are rumored to reach heights of up to 120-feet […]

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Cannonball! Leaping from Black Rock, Maui

Surely, like most everywhere else, Hawaii has a lot of rocks. But there’s a certain “Black Rock” on Maui that sticks out from the others. One that not only serves as an island attraction but also as an important part of the Hawaiian culture. Black Rock is a rocky outcrop at the north end of […]

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Should You Visit Kaihalulu Beach (Maui’s Red Sand Beach)

Hawaii has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, many of which are secluded gems that require hiking and care to visit. But many adventurous visitors may wonder if they can go to Kaihalulu Beach, also called Red Sand Beach, in Maui.  We think the correct question to ask is: should you go to Red […]

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Ouch! Portuguese Man-O-War

I still remember the very first time I got stung by a Portuguese man-o-war. I was six, wearing my favorite polka-dot one piece, and having the time of my life. I splashed in the open shoreline at our family’s ritual weekend hangout, when a sudden stinging sensation near my ankles sent a loud wail through […]

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