11 Breathtaking Hawaiian Beaches You Can Only Reach On Foot

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.

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Have you hiked to any of these incredible Hawaiian beaches? Which one is your favorite? The hiking enthusiast will love these 12 waterfall hikes, as well as these 12 underrated trails, while the beach-lover should definitely check out these 22 epic beaches, and these 15 spots with the most pristine water.