Here Are 10 Hawaii Swimming Holes That Will Make Your Summer Epic

While Hawaii is home to stunning beaches, sometimes you want something a little more adventurous — like a local swimming hole with a gorgeous waterfall, or an epic cliff jumping spot. In honor of the perfect summer spent in the water, here are ten Hawaii swimming holes that are sure to satisfy your need for exploration.

Looking to feed your wanderlust? Click here to sign up for our Bucket List Newsletter for a weekly peek at the best destinations throughout the country to inspire your next adventures.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

So, tell me, which of these Hawaii swimming holes is your favorite? Did I miss your go-to swimming hole for summer fun? To discover one of our all-time favorite swimming holes, click here.

Address: ‘Ohe‘O Gulch, Hawaii 96713, USA
Address: Makapu?u Point Lighthouse Trail, Waimanalo, HI 96795, USA
Address: Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708, USA
Address: Maunawili Falls, Hawaii 96734, USA
Address: 13670 Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708, USA
Address: Kahekili Hwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Address: Peepee Falls, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Address: Sharks Cove, Pupukea, HI 96712, USA
Address: Kapiolani Loop, Princeville, HI 96722, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

Hawaii Swimming Holes

April 27, 2020

Are there any good swimming holes in Hawaii? 

Of course, there are! From waterfall-fed swimming holes to tide pools nestled along the coast as well as miles and miles of breathtaking beaches, epic swimming holes are everywhere here in the Aloha State. Some of our favorites summer destinations include these 13 beaches tailor-made for summer as well as these 13 Hawaiian bays.

What are the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii? 

With 750 miles of pristine coastline and hundreds upon hundreds of stunning stretches of sand, this question feels nearly impossible to answer — but these 27 Hawaii beaches consistently top our travel bucket list. From Kauai’s picture-perfect Hanalei Bay to Papakolea Green Sand Beach, found on the southern shore of Hawaii Island, these beaches are truly remarkable.

Where can I find the bluest water in Hawaii?

The Hawaiian Islands are known across the world for the crystalline turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean, but these 15 swimming spots have some of the clearest, most pristine water in the state. As for the bluest water, we’d have to give that title to the series of beaches you’ll find along Oahu’s windward coast.

Address: ‘Ohe‘O Gulch, Hawaii 96713, USA
Address: Makapu?u Point Lighthouse Trail, Waimanalo, HI 96795, USA
Address: Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708, USA
Address: Maunawili Falls, Hawaii 96734, USA
Address: 13670 Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708, USA
Address: Kahekili Hwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Address: Peepee Falls, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Address: Sharks Cove, Pupukea, HI 96712, USA
Address: Kapiolani Loop, Princeville, HI 96722, USA