I constantly dream of the beaches of Hawaii. The islands are stunningly beautiful – jaw dropping in fact and this is reflected in the many different types of beaches. The diversity is amazing: world class surf spots; lava rock strewn coves only accessible by boat or clambering down a cliff; silver sand, golden sand, and black sand; huge public beaches; and tiny inlets backed by the lost lush vegetation covered mountains. Want to share my daydreams about the beaches of Hawaii?
1. Ala Moana Beach Park, Oahu
Ala Moana Beach Park is conveniently located just steps away from the world famous mall of the same name, between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. This 100 acre beach park is one of the most popular beaches of Hawaii, loved by tourists and locals alike. An outer reef makes the water calm and good for children or novice swimmers. In addition to a wide swath of fine sand, the park offers lots of grass and trees for picnicking, a snack bar, restroom and shower facilities and lifeguards on duty. Go early in the morning or late afternoon to get the best spots. In walking distance from many Waikiki hotels and on a Waikiki trolley line.