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It can't be denied that most people come to Hawaii primarily to enjoy its infamous beaches. And whether you want to surf, dive or simply crash in the sun, you'll find your perfect beach life here.

Oahu has some of the most impressive beaches. Apart from Waikiki, Honolulu's other main beach, Ala Moana Beach Park is a favourite of local families, who set up elaborate cookouts. Its shallow, man-made lagoon is great for swimming out of reach of the waves. To escape the crowds, drive twenty minutes to one of the several beaches in Kailua, which is popular with windsurfers. Oahu's North Shore is the place for serious surfing. Hanauma Bay's calm clear waters make it one of the best places in the world for snorkelling and Three Tables and Shark's Cove provide some of the best settings for diving. Hire shops are available throughout the island to set you up for the day.

Maui boasts some world-famous beaches including Slaughterhouse Beach, Honolua Bay and Hookipa. If you want to get away from it all, Secret Beach on Kauai is well-named, not being the easiest place to get to. It is popular with alternative, hippy types.

Wherever you decide to go, beware of powerful currents and riptides and check the local news for weather and jellyfish warnings. If you decide to head off the beaten path, remember that some secluded surf spots are locals-only: Invade their territory at your own risk.


 
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