By Stephanie Griffin-Ross | May 25, 2012
Dr. Beach’s list of top ten beaches in America for 2012 has been released, and we are proud to announce that three Hawaii beaches made the list! As “America’s foremost beach expert”, Professor Stephen P. Leatherman ranks his beaches based on environmental quality and safety for swimmers. Taking a dip and spending the day on the playful shores of Hawaii beaches sounds like the funnest prescription I’ve ever heard of!
Dr. Beach’s top ten beaches of beaches in America for 2012:
- Coronado Beach, San Diego, California
- Kahanamoku Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
- Main Beach, East Hampton, New York
- St. George Island State Park, Florida
- Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii
- Coast Guard Beach, Massachusetts
- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
- Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida
- Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
- Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, North Carolina
If you’re looking to visit these beaches then we have just what the doctor ordered! We visit all three of these beautiful Hawaii beaches on our tours and love sharing them with our visitors. Here is a look at the tours we offer which visit the favorites on Dr. Beach’s top ten beaches list.
Located just outside the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, Kahanamoku Beach one of the best places to soak up the Hawaiian sun. Protected by reefs which make for great surfing, there is a second underwater barrier protecting it which heavily diminishes the oceanic currents making it the most keiki friendly beach in Waikiki.
Being so close to the hotels of Waikiki, Kahanamoku Beach has many amenities to offer like food, restrooms, water sports, and umbrella rentals. Join us and see Kahanamoku Beach on a spectacular guided Segway tour through Waikiki. Segway tours ride through Waikiki and visit Diamond Head, Magic Island, and historic Honolulu sites.
Kahanamoku Beach is also the best place in Waikiki to watch the Friday night fireworks which start at 7:45 pm.
It is only fitting that one of the most beautiful beaches in America would be found on one of the most beautiful drives in America. Located off the Hana Highway, the shimmering white sands and crystal clear waters of Hamoa Beach is surrounded by coconut palms and lush rainforest to make one of the most picture perfect scenes in all of Maui.
We specialize in road to Hana tours. Our friendly guides are experienced drivers who expertly navigate the 600+ curves and 50+ single-lane bridges along the coastal road to Hana. They also know where the best places to stop, like Hamoa Beach, and all about them. Join us today for one of the most scenic drives in America!
Waimanalo Beach Park
Nestled amongst the rocky cliffs of Oahu’s southeast shores lies the serene and idyllic Waimanalo Beach Park. Stretching from Lanikai Point to Makapu’u Point, the soft sands of Waimanalo Bay have always been a local favorite, and Waimanalo Beach is right in the center.
Protected from waves by an outer reef, the area is great for snorkeling, kayaking, and for little ones to play in the water. Steep mountains resting near shore make for great scenery and have been a hotspot for hang gliding and parasailing for the last 30 years.
The turquoise waters, offshore islands, and white sands make for such beauty, much of the 1980′s television series Magnum P.I. was filmed there. In fact, the estate where Magnum lived in the show is beachfront right on Waimanalo Beach!
We would like to extend our gratitude to Dr. Beach for adding Hawaii to his list of top ten beaches, and you can see why! Hawaii’s beaches are so beautiful they rank on many lists of top ten beaches. Check out this recent post and see how Hawaii ranks in TripAdvisor’s “Traveler’s Choice 2012″ awards.
Thank you for reading,