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Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Photo by Ernestro Andrade/Flickr


The Best Beach for Hanging Around: HAWAII Magazine Readers' Choice Awards 2016

Hawaii and its never ending supply of beaches. They’re the Islands’ main attraction, drawing millions to their shores every year, and why so many visitors consider the locals with every day access to them so lucky to live here. And, as any resident will you tell you, there are different beaches for different vibes.

The following five beaches singled out by you in our HAWAIʻI Magazine Readers’ Choice Issue were considered in the Best Beach for Hanging Around category—somewhere you can bring either the whole family or lounge about at solo all day long. In short, these beaches have something for everybody.


Best Beach for Hanging Around

1. Kaanapali Beach, Maui

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Maui aglow. Photo by Peiyu Liu/Flickr


2. Waikiki Beach and Area Beaches, Oahu

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Famous Waikiki. Photo by Alan Light/Flickr


3. Hanalei Beach and Bay, Kauai

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Beautiful Hanalei. Photo by Steve Shupe/Flickr


4. Hapuna Beach, Hawaii Island

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Blue waters of Hapuna. Photo by 5D*Guy/Flickr


5. Lanikai Beach, Oahu

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Mokulua Islands off Lanikai. Photo by soozums/Flickr

The HAWAIʻI Magazine 2016 Readers' Choice Issue on newsstands now featuring 530 Best of the Best winners in 98 categories from hotels and resorts to retail and activities.

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