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With a Bite

On the south side of Hale'iwa's 80-acre Pupukea Beach Park, Shark's Cove is a rock beach and conservation area home to white-tipped reef sharks,...

Hat Trick

With a cone-shaped top resembling the headgear once worn by the area's Chinese immigrants, Mokoli'i, aka Chinaman's Hat, is open to the public from...

Surfer’s Paradise

Home to the most dangerous and exhilarating surf in Hawaii, Waimea Bay Beach Park is known to long- and short-boarders worldwide. In the summer...

Hidden Gem

You'll come across the occasional nude sunbather at the narrow and twisting Diamond Head Beach, its sheltered bluffs affording more private nooks and corners...

Islands in the Stream

Located on the easternmost tip of Oahu, Makapu'u Beach Park is a favorite of board and body surfers. But currents and riptides in this...

Something For All

Locally known as Sherwood Forest, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park is one of the longest beaches in Honolulu, measuring nearly three miles. Close to downtown,...

Sea Swimmers

Green turtles use Laniakea (Turtle) Beach as a breeding ground, crawling up on the shore and burying their eggs in the sand. If you...

‘Lost’ Opportunities

Attention Lost fans: Papa'iloa Beach serves as the main survivor camp on the ABC show as well as the Oceanic flight 815 crash site....

Sun and Stars

All beaches in Hawaii are public property open to everyone -- which means that if you'd like to lie on the 800 feet of...

Sacred Surf

By far the most famous beach on the island, Sandy Beach has a reputation that hails from its intense break near shore. This translates...
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