Tag: beaches

There’s a Glass Beach in Hawaii that You’ve Got to See to Believe

Discover a glistening and intriguing sea glass beach in Hawaii.  Have you ever seen sea glass before? It’s pieces of glass that have been broken up and smoothed down by the ocean current. These colorful pieces of translucent pebbles wash onto shore in certain areas of the world, including one spot on the southern shore […]

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The Best Beach in Hawaii (Plus Other Favorites Across the Islands)

Hawaii has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but what is the best beach in Hawaii?  Everyone has different things they look for in a favorite beach. After all, big-wave surfers probably won’t be searching for the same spots as families with small children. But still, Hawaii has several crowdpleasers – places […]

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What We Love About Salt Pond Beach in Kauai

When someone is looking for a spacious, family-friendly beach on Kauai, we always send them straight to Salt Pond Beach. This sunny spot has a little something for everyone, including great swimming, amazing scenery, and a fun atmosphere.  Let’s head out to Salt Pond Beach and discover why it’s one of our favorite places on […]

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Take a Dip in One of These 5 Best Hawaiian Tide Pools

Discover the beauty of Hawaiian tide pools – but only when the ocean is calm and conditions are perfect! Used to be, I thought we only had two options when it came to swimming in Hawaii: Head to the pool or head to the beach. Not so! There’s actually an in-between option: Hawaii’s magical tide […]

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Gay Beaches: The Best Spots in Hawaii to Feel the Pride

Do you love visiting gay beaches? Or are you looking for a place where you can feel comfortable while soaking up the sun? Hawaii welcomes LBGTQ visitors, and we have lots of gay-friendly beaches.  Gay Beaches in Hawaii Gay… Straight… Black… White… Local… Visitor… It’s all good in Hawaii!  Hawaii is a place for everyone, […]

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Waimanalo Beach Hawaii: One of the Nation’s Best Beaches

Waimanalo Beach once was one of Hawaii’s best-kept secrets. Just 45 minutes from Waikiki, this sprawling shoreline is quiet, scenic, and great for any kind of beach day.  But then the secret got out! In 2015, Dr. Beach named Waimanalo Beach Hawaii the #1 beach in America – a big achievement for this rural spot. […]

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Waimea Bay: A Must-Visit Any Time of Year

Waimea Bay in Oahu is one of Hawaii’s best beaches. But really, it seems like two totally different beaches, depending on what time of year you visit. In winter months, it draws big wave surfers who aim to ride its 30+ foot tall waves. In the summer, it’s a tranquil swimming spot that’s perfect for […]

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Waikoko Beach: One of Kauai’s Best Hidden Gems

There’s something magical about Kauai’s Waikoko Beach. Tucked right below the main road, this small cove takes you away from the crowds of busy Hanalei pier and into a world of peace and quiet. What to Do at This Secluded Hawaii Beach It’s SO incredibly quiet here that I wouldn’t be surprised if people came […]

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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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Carlsmith & James Kealoha Beach Parks: Hilo’s Four Mile Beach

One of my favorite areas to visit in Hilo is Four Mile Beach. This stretch of shoreline includes Carlsmith and James Kealoha Beach Parks – two places that are great for all kinds of watersports. Let’s explore more about this beautiful Big Island Locale.  Little Sand, Plenty of Fun Four Mile Beach on the Big […]

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Exploring Waianae Coast on your Oahu Hawaii Vacation

There’s a part of Hawaii that very few tourists ever experience: Waianae on the westernmost edge of Oahu. We recently took a ride out to this part of the island and were reminded just how awesome it is on the Leeward side.  The major reason many folks don’t venture out to the Leeward side is […]

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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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