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Hawaii beaches among world’s best in new ranking

  • 2008 Jan. 3 CTY Hapuna BIVB - Hapuna Beach State Park is seen in the foreground with the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in the background. Courtesy of Big Island Visitors Bureau. (Embedded info says photo was created 12/8/05)

    2008 Jan. 3 CTY Hapuna BIVB - Hapuna Beach State Park is seen in the foreground with the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in the background. Courtesy of Big Island Visitors Bureau. (Embedded info says photo was created 12/8/05)

Four Hawaii beaches are among the world’s best, in various categories, according to readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.

Kauai’s Polihale Beach is the world’s best beach for seclusion, Wailea Beach on Maui is the No. 1 beach for activities; Black Sand Beach at Waianapanapa State Park on Maui is the best for dramatic landscapes; and Hapuna Beach on Hawaii island is ranked at No. 3 among the world’s best beaches for families, the readers’ survey found.

The full list is online at http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/best-beaches-on-earth and in the magazine’s January issue.

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