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About Hawaii

Hawaii is the 50th and most recent U.S. state to join the United States. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of O'ahu. Hawaii is the 8th-smallest, the 11th-least populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states.

Hawaii's ocean coastline is about 750 miles (1,210 km) long, which is fourth in the United States after those of Alaska, Florida and California. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents, along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel.

Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, (wind) surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike.

Honolulu

Honolulu is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii.

Hawaii is a major tourist destination and Honolulu, situated on the island of Oahu, is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major gateway into the United States.

Honolulu is both the westernmost and the southernmost major American city.

The Bishop Museum is the largest of Honolulu's museums. It is endowed with the state's largest collection of natural history specimens and the world's largest collection of Hawaiiana.

The largest city and airport in the Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu acts as a natural gateway to the islands' large tourism industry, which brings millions of visitors and contributes $10 billion annually to the local economy.

Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach located on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. This small 0.5 mile beach has been consistently ranked among the best beaches in the world.

Lanikai is a popular spot for photo shoots as renowned models and photographers frequent the place on nice days.

During the weekdays, the beach is less crowded compared to the weekends, although it is still very difficult to find parking close to one of the public beach accesses.

On the weekends, the beach becomes extremely crowded and during vacation seasons such as winter and summer, the beach is almost completely packed every single day.

Akaka Falls State Park

Akaka Falls State Park is a state park on Hawaii Island, in the U.S. state of Hawaii. This park includes Akaka Falls, a 422 feet (129 m) tall waterfall.

Akaka in the Hawaiian language means "A rent, split, chink, separation; to crack, split, scale". Akaka Falls is located on Kolekole Stream. A large stone in the stream about 70 feet (21 m) upstream of the falls is called Pohaku o Kaloa.

The accessible portion of the park lies high on the right shoulder of the deep gorge into which the waterfall plunges, and the falls can be viewed from several points along a loop trail through the park. Also visible from this trail is Falls. The Oopu alamoo is an endemic Hawaiian species of goby fish that spawns in stream above the waterfall, but matures in the sea.

Punalu'u Beach

Punalu'u Beach  is a beach between Pahala and Naalehu on the Big Island of the U.S. state of Hawaii.

Punaluu is frequented by endangered Hawksbill and Green turtles, which can often be seen basking on the black sand.

The second largest spring complex on Hawaii Island is located at Punaluu and Ninole Cove. Stretching from Punaluu to Ninole Springs through Kawaa to Honupo, is a series of wetlands fed by basal springs and intermittent streams that support a broad range of native fauna.

Camping is permitted at the Punaluu Black Sand Beach Park.The beach has black sand made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools.

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