11 Breathtaking Hawaiian Beaches You Can Only Reach On Foot
By Megan Shute|Published September 10, 2016
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
From breathtaking colored sand to beaches with crystalline turquoise waters, and from shores littered with tourists to those where you might be completely secluded, the Hawaiian Islands are home to some of the greatest beaches in the world. And while most of these beaches are easily accessible – with parking lots just steps from the sand – there are others that require a bit more effort. These 11 beaches – found everywhere from Kauai’s northern shore to the Big Island’s southern tip – are only accessible via hiking. Some of these beaches are available simply walking for 20 minutes, while one requires an 11-mile backpacking trek along the coast.