12 Refreshing Natural Pools You’ll Definitely Want To Visit This Summer In Hawaii

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. From waterfall-fed swimming holes to tide pools nestled along the coast, these 12 natural pools scattered across the Hawaiian Islands are perfect for a summer adventure.

Because these incredible destinations are fed by streams, cascading waterfalls, and the ocean, it is important to issue a friendly warning about the risks associated with flash flooding, and leptospirosis bacteria found in many of Hawaii’s natural pools. It is advised that you check weather reports and ocean conditions before heading out for the day, never swim in these pools when you have open wounds, and to always watch your step. With that warning out of the way, let’s dive in!

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What’s your favorite natural pool in Hawaii? Share your opinions and experiences with us in the comments below.

And if you’re more into beaches than swimming holes, check out our favorite beaches tailor-made for summer.