#LaPresse: “Hawaii's other beaches | Rodolphe Lasnes “
There are hundreds of beaches in Hawaii: white, black or even green sand, with or without surfers, ultra popular or deserted, there is something for everyone. But beware, waves and currents help, all are not conducive to swimming. After sunbathing in Waikiki and diving in Hanauma Bay, here is a selection of heavenly shores to vary the pleasures.
Lanikai Beach (O'ahu): To marvel
Bathed by the clear waters of the Windward Coast, Lanikai Beach has nothing to envy to the celebrities of the island of O'ahu, not even the mealy sand desired, which is here trod by far fewer people.
Swimming, sunbathing, paddling, sea kayaking to the islets of Mokulua, or windsurfing to enjoy the breeze, activities abound.
Be careful however, no services are offered on site and parking is limited during the weekend, when kama'aina (residents) come to enjoy the place.
Travel by public transport (1h15 from Honolulu).
While many public lands do not have the best reputation, the Malaekahana Beach Campground, one of Hawaii's few private campsites, offers beautiful, quiet, shady sites.
Malaekahana Beach (O'ahu): For Camping on the Sand
Sleep lulled by the rolls of the Pacific, then jump into turquoise waters as soon as you wake up, it's the affordable luxury that camping offers.
While many public lands do not have the best reputation, the Malaekahana Beach Campground, one of Hawaii's few private campsites, offers beautiful, quiet, shady spots.
You pitch your tent or rent a rustic cottage.
And the beach? Long, wild and uncrowded, it lends itself well to boogie board and surf (courses offered at the campsite), but swimming is also possible, if we take care of the currents.
At Kehena Beach, it is not uncommon to be accompanied by dolphins. Hence the second name of this beach: Dolphin Beach.
Kehena Beach (Big Island): To remove the shirt
The south coast of Hawaii's largest island is full of small, unobtrusive creeks, announced only by vehicles parked by the side of the road.
You have to go down a small steep path to reach this splendid beach of volcanic black sand fringed with coconut trees.
The majority of the followers of this quiet place practice nudism, but do not see any obligation, because with or without jersey, bathing there is very pleasant.
Especially since it is not uncommon to be accompanied by dolphins! Hence the second name of this beach: Dolphin Beach.