1. Travel

Hawaiian Beaches - All About Hawaii's Beaches

All you need to know about the beaches in Hawaii. We include lists of best beaches, beach photos, information on the beaches on each island and even where you can find Hawaii's unofficial nude beaches.

Best Beaches in Hawaii
In our list of Best Beaches in Hawaii, we've included at least one beach from each of the six major Hawaiian islands in alphabetical order by island. Our list includes several, less well-known, beaches that we consider real gems.

Best Maui Beaches - Our Picks for the Best Beaches on the Island of Maui
Maui is an island with hundreds of beaches including beaches of black sand, golden sand, red sand and white sand. There are excellent beaches for swimming and snorkeling and great beaches for surfing and windsurfing. There are great beaches for people watching and others where you can be almost totally alone. Here are our picks for some of the...

Hawaii Beach Selected America's Best Beach for 2014
See which three Hawaii beaches are in the top five for 2014.

Nude Beaches in Hawaii
Nudity is illegal at state beaches in Hawaii, however, as is often the case, nothing is that simple. The fact is that there are beaches that are well known as "nude", "topless" or "clothing-optional" in Hawaii. Find out about some of those beaches.

Beach Photo Gallery Number 1
A gallery of 52 photos of people enjoying the beaches of Hawaii.

Beach Photo Gallery Number 2
Our second gallery of 52 photos of people enjoying the beaches of Hawaii.

What's Your Favorite Beach in Hawaii and Why?
What's Your Favorite Beach in Hawaii and Why? See what other readers think.

Facts About Hawaii's Sharks
While shark sightings are rare and attacks very uncommon, it is good for any beach-goer to learn a bit about the 40+ species of sharks that inhabit the waters of Hawaii.

How To Reduce the Risk of Shark Attack and Injury
Incidents of sharks biting people in Hawaiian waters are very rare. Fatal shark bites are extremely rare, especially considering the number of people in Hawaii’s waters. By learning more about sharks, using common sense, and observing the following safety tips, the risk may be greatly reduced.

Oahu is Home to More Than 125 Beaches
Beaches on Oahu offer more than sunbathing and people watching on powder white sand in the embrace of warm Hawaiian sun rays. With more than 125 beaches on Oahu from which to choose, from the powerful, pounding winter waves of the North Shore to the gentle shore break of Waikiki, there is a beach on Oahu that fits every taste from a sunbathing...

Three Hawaii Beaches Make 2012 Best Beaches in America List
Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman aka "Dr. Beach" makes annual picks for Best Beaches in America including three Hawaii beaches. See which they are and view photos of the winner and the beaches in Hawaii.

Two Hawaii Beaches Make 2011 Best Beaches in America List
Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman aka "Dr. Beach" makes annual picks for Best Beaches in America including two Hawaii beaches.

Best Beaches in America 2006 Photo Gallery
Photos of the Best Beaches in America for 2006 as chosen by Dr. Beach a.k.a. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research.

2006 Best Beaches in America
For the eleventh time since 1991, a Hawaii Beach has been named America's Best Beach. Maui's D.T, Fleming Beach Park has been named America's Best Beach for 2006 in the annual list compiled by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman

2004 Best Beaches in America
For the tenth time since 1991, a Hawaii Beach has been named America's Best Beach. Oahu's Hanauma Bay has been named America's Best Beach for 2004 in the annual list compiled by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman.

Kaanapali Named Best Beach in America for 2003
For the ninth time since 1991, a Hawaii Beach has been named America's Best Beach. Maui's Kaanapali Beach has been named America's Best Beach for 2003 in the annual list compiled by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman.

Four of America's Top Beaches are in Hawaii for 2002
For the first time in seven years, the "Best Beach in America" is not in Hawaii. However, four superb Hawaii beaches did make Dr. Beach's top ten list.

Poipu Beach Named Best Beach in America for 2001
Dr. Beach has released his 2001 choices for the best beaches in America and once again Hawaii leads the pack. Find out which four Hawaii beaches made this year's top ten list.

Travel Channel's Best Beaches in America
Each May the Travel Channel TV announces its choices for America's Best Beaches. Their pick for America's Best Beach is Poipu Beach, Kauai.

Water Safety in Hawaii
Our tips on how to stay safe in the ocean and streams on your Hawaii vacation.

Three Hawaii Beaches Make 2013 Best Beaches in America List
See which three Hawaii beaches made the list of the best beaches in America for 2013.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.