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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).

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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.

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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.

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At Kehena Beach, it is not uncommon to be accompanied by dolphins. Hence the second name of this beach: Dolphin Beach.

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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.

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A few kilometers east of the friendly village of Paia, Ho'okipa Beach attracts many green turtles that come to rest on its white sand.

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Ho'okipa Beach Park (Maui): To observe turtles

A few kilometers east of the friendly village of Paia, this long beach attracts many green turtles that come to rest on its white sand.

If the sea is calm, put on a mask and snorkel to admire them (without touching them!) To gracefully evolve under the water.

Ho'okipa Beach is also a world famous place for surfing and windsurfing.

To watch the acrobatics of this fauna playing impressive waves, climb the cliff at the eastern end of the beach.

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Between Kihei in the east and Ma'alaea in the west, Sugar Beach stretches for about 5 km.

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Sugar Beach (Maui): To walk endlessly (or almost)

The vast bay of Ma'alaea is home to one of the longest beaches in the archipelago. Between Kihei in the east and Ma'alaea in the west, this narrow stretch of sand stretches for almost 5 km!

The place, uncrowded, is conducive to meditative walks. We refresh the neurons by bathing at leisure.

Sea turtles laying eggs on the beach (June to November) and aquatic birds wandering in the adjoining lagoon could also distract any thought too serious.

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In the late afternoon, when the sand becomes ocher and the sun plunges into the Pacific, Ke'e Beach offers magical moments, which justify the long journey to Hawaii.

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Ke'e Beach (Kaua'i): To admire the sunset

Nestled at the northwestern tip of "Garden Island", this beautiful beach is easy to find: it is at the end of the road and at the beginning of the famous Na Pali Coast Trail.

Sandy blond for lounging, calm water for swimming, reef full of fish to indulge in snorkelling, its assets are already undeniable during the day.

At the end of the afternoon, when the sand becomes ocher and the sun plunges into the Pacific, Ke'e Beach offers magical moments, which justify the long journey to Hawaii.

“Previously Published on: 16 January 2018 | 2:25 pm, as ‘

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