Just a few days ago, Civil Beat asked readers to send us submissions for a photo contest around the theme, “Not Your Typical Hawaii Beach Scene.” We are still taking submissions here, but we got so many great shots that we wanted to showcase some of our favorites.

The pictures give fresh perspective on places that people in Hawaii treasure. They’re just one way Civil Beat is sharing community perspectives. We’re publishing voices, written articles on topics that matter to people in the community. And we’re sharing videos, as well as photos. The door is open.

In the coming weeks, we will choose a winner of the contest and highlight them and their work on our site.

A big mahalo to all our participants!

Not Your Typical Hawaii Beach Scene

Nighttime BBQ at the beach park.
“Nighttime BBQ at the Beach Park” by David Chatsuthiphan Unreal Hawaii

“SouthPoint” by Ashley Kaono ashley.kaono@gmail.com

Sandy Toes
“Sandy Toes” by Brian Boltz Island Shell

The Sacred Shores of Kua'loa
“The Sacred Shores of Kua’loa” by Makamae Clute makamae45@gmail.com.

The Cove @ Baldwin "Uncovered"
“The Cove @ Baldwin Uncovered” by Flora coconutflow@hotmail.com

Napping in Paradise
“Napping in Paradise” by Makamae Clute makamae45@gmail.com

Waimanalo Beach
“Waimanalo Beach” by Ryan Ozawa Hawaii Web Blog

Halau Ku Mana students at Pu'u Pehe, Lana'i
“Halau Ku Mana students at Pu’u Pehe, Lana’i” by Makamae Clute makamae45@gmail.com

Drown Your Sorrows
“Drown Your Sorrows” Mauna Lahilahi Beach Park Mākaha, O‘ahu, HI by Liberty Peralta

West Side Beaches Warm My Soul
“West Side Beaches Warm My Soul” by Makamae Clute makamae45@gmail.com

From Ka'ena Point
“From Ka’ena Point” by Hal Wilkerson

Climbing the Waimea boulder.
“Climbing the Waimea Boulder” by David Chatsuthiphan Unreal Hawaii

Follow Civil Beat on Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for Civil Beat’s free daily newsletter.

About the Author

  • Dan Zelikman
    Dan Zelikman – Marketing/Community Host As the Community Host at Civil Beat, Dan is fully engaged with the readers on the site. He is responsible for pushing content through multiple media platforms while discussing the different issues with Civil Beat readers. From answering questions to sharing opinions, Dan is responsible for Civil Beat's voice in the community – both online and off. Dan is also tasked with Civil Beat's digital marketing efforts. From analyzing web data to promoting content, Dan uses technology to understand what Civil Beat readers enjoy reading most. Between the data and the responses, Civil Beat tries to apply that feedback to become better every day. Dan was born in NY and has studied around the globe in parts of New England, Sweden and Australia. Dan loves exploring Hawaii – and when he’s not blogging about his adventures you can find him surfing waves, climbing mountains, and hiking off the beaten path. Dan thinks that "board meetings" are meant for the water.