Hamoa Beach

Author James Michener, who wrote the famous 1959 book, “Hawaii” called Hamoa Beach in Hana the most beautiful in the Pacific. And for good reason. This half-moon, salt-and-pepper expanse of beach is surrounded by 30-foot-tall sea cliffs and palm trees — the perfect Instagram background. Despite its location — Hana itself is remote — the beach here can get crowded with people lured by Hamoa’s unmatched beauty. The volcanic coastline, the ocean breeze, the feeling of being on vacation — Hamoa is a must-stop when touring Hana. When the waters are calm, this is a great spot for swimming. But the churning surf can be dangerous, so just sit back and enjoy the view instead.