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Oahu Beaches - Bellows Beach

Bellows Beach is one of the best beaches to be found along Oahu's south eastern shores. It is not particularly wide but it is very long and the quality of sand, although somewhat rougher, is comparable in color and cleanliness to beaches like Lani Kai. In fact Bellows Beach is very similar in appearance to Lani Kai Beach except that it generally has ample parking, facilities, lifeguards and shade.

Oahu Beaches - Hanauma Bay

There is no question that Hanauma Bay is an excellent place to snorkel. Unfortunately it, unlike any other snorkeling spot in the State of Hawaii, costs money for an admission charge and costs money for a parking fee. There are many good reasons for this and there are reasons that justify the costs.

Essentially Hanauma Bay is the extinct..

Oahu Beaches - Lanikai Beach

Lanikai is a delightful and secluded "bedroom community" isolated from the windward town of Kailua by a ridge that allows access to the coastal homes only through one entry point. When you pass the ridge and enter Lanikai you will find a long narrow valley with a circular drive around which will be beautiful and upscale homes that..

Oahu Beaches - Makapu'u Beach

Makapu'u Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches to be found on Oahu. It is located at the very eastern tip of the island at the base of tremendous sea cliffs providing a spectacular back drop. The one-thousand foot or so white sandy beach faces out toward a picturesque view of Rabbit Island and the tucked-away feeling of the beach belies..

Oahu Beaches - Sandy Beach on Oahu

Forgive me for this but the following descriptions regarding Sandy Beach on the south shore of Oahu may to seem a bit more like a "rant" than a description of a beach. The reasoning should become obvious to you shortly. Please take-in and digest the following facts:

•In the year 2000 there was an average of one rescue for..

Oahu Beaches - The Mokulua Islands as seen from Kailua Beach

Without question, the most popular beach on the windward side of Oahu is Kailua Beach, and with good reason. This large expanse of white sand beach is simply "drop-dead" gorgeous and is the perfect location for water sports and beach activities. The laid-back town of Kailua is known for its casual style and this attitude carries over..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #118 - Twogood Kayaks Wildlife Adventure Tour

The Twogood Kayaks van pulled up to pick us up in front of our hotel in Waikiki. The van driver go out of the van, introduced himself, then opened the door and invited us in. We got in the van and buckled in for the 20 minute trip across the island to the Twogood Kayaks Headquarters.

Travel Blog Articles - All - Travel Blog #128 - Swimming with Dolphins at Sea Life Park

Sea life park is an aquarium center that is similar to Sea World, but on a much smaller scale. Here there are many things to see and do including: penguins, seals, turtles, all kinds of fish, and a large pool where you can swim and interact with dolphins.