TripAdvisor list names 7 Hawaii beaches among best in US for 2016

File image of Lanikai Beach, Oahu. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
File image of Lanikai Beach, Oahu. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
Updated: Feb. 17, 2016 at 5:02 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new TripAdvisor list released Wednesday named seven Hawaii beaches as some of the best in the U.S. for 2016.

Although the No. 1 spot went to Clearwater Beach in Florida, Lanikai Beach on Oahu came close at second place. Next up on the list was Waianapanapa State Park on Maui at No. 5. The other beaches on the list were Kaanapali Beach on Maui (6), Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve on Oahu (12), Poipu Beach Park on Kauai (13), Maniniowali Beach on the Big Island (14) and Hanalei Beach on Kauai (24).

Hawaii ranked fourth overall for the most popular state or region for a beach getaway with Florida taking the top spot once again. Some of the top beach activities include relaxing, walking, swimming, reading and snorkeling.

The list was compiled based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period.

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