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The Incredible Tide Pools In Hawaii You Absolutely Need To Visit

With approximately 750 miles of stunning coastline, the Hawaiian Islands are home to countless incredible beaches and coastal secrets. While we certainly love our beach days (let’s be honest though – who doesn’t?), sometimes you just need a little more adventure. Enter the dreamy Makapu’u tide pools, located on the southeastern tip of Oahu.

Because the Makapu’u tide pools are fed by ocean waves, we must issue a friendly warning about the risks associated with strong ocean currents, rogue waves, and slippery rocks. It is advised that you check weather reports and ocean conditions before heading out for the day, always watch your step, and never turn your back to the ocean.

If you like the Makapu’u tide pools, we think you’ll absolutely love these 12 Hawaiian swimming holes.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.