Hawaii has taken top honors for best beaches in the country, according to a new TripAdvisor survey.


Visitors and locals enjoy Kua Bay or Maniniowali on a sunny day at a top 10 rated beach by Trip Advisor. Laura Shimabuku/Special to West Hawaii Today


A body boarder catches a wave at Kua Bay or Maniniowali, voted into the Trip Advisor top 10 beaches. Laura Shimabuku/Special to West Hawaii Today


Visitors and locals enjoy Kua Bay or Maniniowali on a sunny day at a top 10 rated beach by Trip Advisor. Laura Shimabuku/Special to West Hawaii Today


A body boarder catches a wave at Kua Bay or Maniniowali, voted into the Trip Advisor top 10 beaches. Laura Shimabuku/Special to West Hawaii Today

The state has seven of the 10 best beaches in the country, with Hawaii Island’s Kua Bay making this list at No. 8.

Officially known as Maniniowali, reviewers raved about the North Kona beach.

“Very scenic beach with amazing turquoise water,” one commenter said.

Others called it the best beach on the Big Island, raving about the white sand and waves.

Lanikai Beach, in Kailua, Oahu, topped the list of U.S. beaches. Other Hawaii beaches ranking in the top 10 were Kaanapali, second, Hanalei, fourth, Waianapanapa in Hana, fifth, Wailea, sixth, and Hanauma Bay, 10th.

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