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Makalawena BeachKailua-Kona, United StatesMakalawena is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen! You hike through lava fields and beach for about 30-40 minutes before you come up on this beach paradise! Make sure you find the freshwater pools! There were no waves to surf on this day, but the snorkeling was great! #snorkeling #hiking
Laniakea BeachHaleiwa, United StatesSearching for waves. Lani’s looks good – fast and barreling. Only downside: it’s crowded today! Better during midweek. #surfing #thesearch #crowded #northshore #lanis
Waimea Bay Beach Park
Waimea Bay Beach ParkHaleiwa, United StatesThe Rock at Waimea Bay is the perfect way to get your blood flowing! It’s perfect when the ocean in calm, however beware in the winter months as the waves in the bay can reach heights of 60ft #cliffjumping
Kahana Bay Beach Park
Malaekahana Beach Campground
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
Kahaka Kai State Park
Kukio “keiki” beach
Kukio “keiki” beachHolualoa, United StatesGreat place to spend the day. Enter through the Kukio development gate and ask them for a beach pass to get through the gate. Numbers of beach passes are limited though so it pays to go early… Especially on weekends or holidays. #beach #hawaii
Kua BayKailua-Kona, United StatesOne of the best beaches on the Kona coast. Also one of the busiest so definitely go early. Some great body surfing on offer during the higher tides and at low tide there was a family of honu (green sea turtles) in the shallows. Water clarity was amazing which made for some great images. #hawaii
Waipio Black Sand Beach
Waipio Black Sand BeachHonokaa, United StatesValley of the kings. Probably one of the most spectacular valleys in all of the #hawaiian islands. The road is treacherous so make sure your rig can handle it if you plan on driving down. The land is sacred and much of it is private property so tread lightly and show respect.
Waikiki beachHonolulu, United StatesThe famous Waikiki beach. The couple of miles of soft sand That make up the beach front of Waikiki has something for everyone and some of the best people watching to be found anywhere in the world.
Makalawena BeachKailua-Kona, United StatesGreat beach! Not the easiest place to find and takes either a mile walk or a serious 4×4 drive over the lava to get there but the effort is definitely worth it.
Ulua Beach Park
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