There is no shortage of amazing beaches on the Hawaiian islands. The islands of Oahu and Hawaii boast four of the best beaches in Hawaii, delivering soft white sand and stunning views. Before you finalize your travel itinerary, be sure that these beaches are on the list:
Waikiki Beach, Oahu
Waikiki Beach kicks off the list of the best beaches in Hawaii. This beach is often regarded as the most popular beach in the world. This cosmopolitan beach is the pulse of Honolulu’s energetic vibe. As the former playground for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki Beach has retained its crown as the jewel of Hawaii. A host of diverse dining and shopping opportunities make Waikiki a good choice for those looking for action and adventure in Hawaii’s capital city. With the towering beauty of Diamond Head standing guard in the distance, a trip to Waikiki is the quintessential Hawaiian experience.
Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Big Island
As the most famous black sand beach in all of Hawaii, this unique beach should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. Formed by tiny black fragments of lava, the beach is lined by a grove of coconut palm trees that provide abundant shade. It is a common sight to see endangered Hawksbill turtles and green turtles sunning themselves on the sand. These black sand beaches are only found on the Big Island, so be sure not to miss this experience while visiting.
Honaunau Beach, Big Island
As home to the venerable City of Refuge reef, this beach boasts some of the best diving opportunities in the islands. Divers will delight in swimming with a host of Hawaii’s natural wildlife including the much-loved green sea turtle. The beautiful coral reef is a colorful explosion for the eyes, making this beach a haven for those looking to get underwater and get up close and personal with a variety of marine life.
Pupukea Beach Park, Oahu
This marine life conservation area is known for its sweeping views partnered with exceptional snorkeling opportunities. Located on the North Shore of Oahu, this beach features an 80-acre strip of sand and countless opportunities to play in the sun and surf. The popular Shark’s Cove snorkeling park is remote enough to feel like you have escaped the hustle and bustle of the island.
One of the best ways to see the majesty and grandeur of the best beaches in Hawaii is from high in the sky. A Tropical Helicopters tour will ensure that you are able to take in all of the beauty from a front-row seat. With a variety of tours available on Oahu and the Big Island, you will be sure to find a location convenient to your needs and personal preferences. Leave the navigating up to the professional pilots at Tropical Helicopters so that you can sit back and relax and take in the magic of these awe-inspiring beaches. We invite you to book a tour and come aboard today! Aloha!