Pretty beaches in Hawaii are a dime a dozen. But if you're as serious as we are about finding the perfect seaside experience, then the crowded Waikiki and Lanikai beaches, as gorgeous as they are, just won't cut it.
While crowds flock to the most convenient, well-known beaches, some of the Aloha State's best gems can only be accessed by rugged adventure or are nestled in a quaint neighborhood just waiting to be discovered.
Below, 9 beachside hangouts that island locals will probably be mad we told you about.
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