Hawaii is the absolute dream destination for, basically, every human on earth. The gorgeous islands and the amazing nature make it the number one spot for vacations and honeymoons, and we are very aware of that!
However, one of the main reasons why people travel to Hawaii is the gorgeous beaches, the golden sand, and crystal clear water, but not all beaches were made equal. One of the last things you want to experience in the gorgeous island is a near-death experience in the middle of crashing waves.
Unfortunately, there are a few gorgeous beaches in Hawaii that are too dangerous for swimming due to their massive ways, strong undertows, dangerous currents, and the unprotected shoreline.
So maybe these beaches are perfect for chilling and photographs, that’s it. If you want to keep your life protected in the Hawaiian islands, then here are the 10 stunning beaches where you need to avoid swimming.
Hanakapiai Beach is located on the secluded Na Pali Coast, and it is the most dangerous beach in Hawaii. From outside, the water would look fine, gorgeous, and peaceful. But there is always a dangerous rip current that has swept many people out to the sea before. So just watch it from a distance and enjoy its beauty at least.
Sandy Beach, or Sandy’s as the locals like to call it, is located in the southeastern tip of Near Oahu. This beach is known to have a year-round crushing shore break, which is the perfect spot for surfers. However, most tourists and bodysurfers walked away from there with neck compressions, sprains, and broken bones.
Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach
On the eastern coast of Maui, you will find a stunning beach with red sand, which is very rare to find in the world. The only way to access this beautiful beach is through an overgrown cliff-side trail. It is a hard road, but once you get there, it is worth it.
You still have to stay away from entering the water, though, because that’s the one thing that will keep your body “alive” enough to enjoy that view.
Makena Beach, or “breakneck” beach, is where waves would break your bones as you are still entering the water. In case they didn’t, then you may expect some sharks to be around welcoming you into their sea.
Yes, Makena Beach is one of the most dangerous and deadly beaches in the world for shark attacks.
Lumahai Beach is known with its pristine sand and stunning turquoise water that makes it one of the greatest destinations, but the rock ledges are too slippery and the big winter waves could make it a hazardous spot. In fact, there are many people who started to call this place Luma-die.
It doesn’t matter how good you are at swimming, the mid-sized waves cause the shore to break every time they crash into the hard-packed sand. It is extremely dangerous and horrifying to be close to the shore. You never know what the Magic Sands could cause you!
Queen’s Bath is not really a beach, but it is still a very dangerous spot that’s located along the Hawaiian coast. This place is nothing but a turquoise pool surrounded by igneous rock, which makes an amazing geological formation. Unfortunately, it is set in a striking black lava shoreline and it is exposed to deadly high surf.
The summer months could be a safe time for you to swim along in the turquoise waters of Pipeline Beach, but if it is winter, then stay as far as you can. The high surfs could pound the shore and destroy anything or anyone close enough to it.
Another stunning beach with unprotected waters that we can’t enjoy! Located on Kauai’s western shore, Polihale Beach can truly show you the literal meaning of danger the second you come close to it. We don’t recommend you to swim or even try to see how the water feels up close.
Hapuna Beach Park
Here is the longest stretch of white sand on this gorgeous island, Hapuna Beach Park is more than 200 ft wide and 1/2 mile long. It is also very dangerous! This location has witnessed hundreds of spinal cord injuries due to the intense shore break.
The whole island hasn’t experienced that amount of injuries except in Hapuna Beach. So, be careful!