The world famous Waikiki Beach draws millions of tourists to its white sands and turquoise waters each year, accounting for approximately 42 percent of the state’s tourist industry revenue – roughly $2 billion annually. But Waikiki Beach is also holding onto a secret of massive proportions: Waikiki is in fact an engineered beach that has been filled with imported sand for decades – and it is unfortunately in danger of being lost entirely.
While Waikiki Beach might not be the most popular beach among locals, it is a massive tourist draw, and there’s no telling what will become of the famous Waikiki Beach in our lifetime. Tell us, did you know that this world-famous beach was almost entirely man-made, so to speak? For more in-depth information, check out this feature published on the Huffington Post last year.