Whether you are in search of soft white sand, turquoise water or the best surf, Hawaii has something for everyone. Keep in mind there are over 100 tourist beaches in Hawaii and their environments change with the season, weather and erosion. Our top beaches guide will give you a good idea of what Hawaii has to offer. You will notice some of the more heavily visited touristy beaches are not on our list. For a more comprehensive list, see Kauai Beaches, Maui Beaches, Oahu Beaches and Beaches of the Big Island. Our list below excludes Molokai and Lanai.

Top Ten Hawaiian Beaches

  1. Hapuna Beach, Big Island
  2. Lanikai Beach, Oahu
  3. Ka’anapali Beach, Maui
  4. Wailea Beach, Maui
  5. Makena “Big” Beach, Maui
  6. Ke’e Beach, Kauai
  7. Kapalua Bay, Maui
  8. Poipu Beach, Kauai
  9. Kailua Beach Park, Oahu
  10. Hanalei Bay, Kauai
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