Winter Hawaii Beach Guide and Infographics

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Winter Hawaii Beach Guide and Infographics

Free Hawaii beach infographics!  Swim. Snorkel. Paddle!

Sun. Sand. The Pacific Ocean. Nothing beats a day at the beach, even during winter. And, boy, do the Hawaiian Islands offer up a selection of beaches. There are hundreds that dot the coastlines from Hilo to Haena. Some change with the seasons. Each has its own story. Find your perfect season and create your very own beach story with the help of our Hawaii beach infographics.  There's one each for OahuMauiKauai and Hawaii Island.

For more great winter beach choices, check out the list below and  our custom Google maps: Oahu Beaches, Maui Beaches, Kauai Beaches, Big Island Beaches

Family Kailua Kaanapali Lydgate Spencer
Picnics Turtle Bay Kamaole Poipu Kolekole
Scenery Makapuu Kapalua Tunnels Kaunaoa
Star-spotting Lanikai Wailea Hanalei Anaehoomalu Bay
Snorkeling Hanauma Bay Ulua Poipu Kahaluu Beach Park
Stand-Up Paddling Ala Moana Puamana Hanalei Anaehoomalu Bay
Sunrises Diamond Head Beach Makena Kealia Beach Onekahakaha Beach Park
Sunsets Sunset Beach DT Fleming Beach Kee Hapuna
Surfing Kuhio Launiupoko Beach Park Poipu Kahaluu Beach Park
Swimming Ala Moana Kamaole Anini Spencer
Turtles Mokuleia Beach Park Napili Brennecke Beach Punaluu
Walking Ft. Derussy Beach Park DT Fleming Beach Hanalei Kekaha Kai State Park
Winter Waves Waimea Honolua Kee Hapuna
Whale Watching Haunama Bay Papawai Point Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge Lapakahi State Historical Park


A message about ocean safety
As the lifeguards like to say, if in doubt, don't go out. And speaking of lifeguards, it's always good to consult a lifeguard about ocean conditions before entering the ocean. Our ocean changes daily. That beautiful, placid lake you might remember from a summer vacation years ago could be a big wave surfer's dream come true during a different time of year. Here are some basic safety tips to keep in mind:

 1. Swim at lifeguarded beaches only.
 2. Spend a minimum of twenty minutes observing ocean conditions before hitting the water. Waves come in sets, and the ocean may appear calm between sets of waves.
 3. Be observant of wet rocks. They are an indication of how far the water may run up on the beach. 
 4. Do not fight a rip current, if you get caught in one. Go with it. Wait for the current to dissipate; then, swim back to shore. 
 5. Watch river mouths and stream openings for strong currents.
 6. Use the buddy systems. Do not swim alone.

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