Source: 2016 TOP 10 BEACHES – Dr. Beach
It was announced today in a press release by Dr. Beach that Hanauma Bay State Park has been named the Top Beach in the United States for 2016 in the 26th annual “Top 10 Beach” list by coastal expert Dr. Stephan Leatherman, professor at Florida International University.
Hanauma Bay is located 10 miles from Waikiki on the south shore of the island of Oahu, has a stunning white Coral Beach that has provided tourists and locals with some of the best snorkeling on the island of Oahu. Hanauma Bay was the first non-smoking beach in the state of Hawaii and Dr. Beach now gives extra credit when evaluating beaches that prohibit smoking. As Leatherman notes one of the best ways to get to Hanauma Bay is by taking the Waikiki Shuttles, due to the limited parking at Hanauma Bay.