01. Kailua Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii

Kailua Beach Park is a beautiful white sand coral beach with generally small waves, making it great for swimming and kayaking.  A very popular activity is to paddle a kayak to the nearby picturesque offshore islands; the larger one has a nice sandy beach.  Kailua Beach Park has lifeguards on duty, free parking, bathrooms, beach showers, picnic tables, volleyball courts and kayak rentals among other amenities.  It is only minutes away from the village of Kailua where there are good restaurants, or you can pick up plate lunches and drinks for the beach.