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Waialea Beach (Beach 69)

Between Hapuna and Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Kohala Coast
Type: Beaches
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We travel over 6,000 miles (from coastal VA) to spend a week or two on this beach whenever possible!!!!! We rent a home here now after our initial visit in 2007. Cheaper than renting a house at the Outer Banks in NC when we get free airfare (which we normally do). Colorful reef fish, moray eels, green sea turtles, and... More

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Carver, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fantastic experience for our entire family. Courteous and friendly staff at Kohala Divers suggested this beach and boy we were not disappointed.!!!! Very reasonable fees!

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san francisco, ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Peter at Snorkel Bob Mauna Lani recommended this beach for snorkeling. The waves were good on this day so the kids spent quite a bit of time snorkeling and boogie boarding. Beach is very family friendly especially for youngsters(I think better than Kua Bay), offers excellent snorkeling and swimming opportunities. It is a small narrow picturesque beach with lots of... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We found out about this gorgeous beach from another tourist on another excursion and boy were we glad we did! It was very close to our lodging (Waikoloa Marriott) but a world away from a tourist trap. This beach is frequented by local families. There are many shade trees and although it can get a bit crowded by the afternoon,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Just a beautiful, family friendly beach. Trees for shade, few, if any, waves, snorkeling opportunities - very close to resorts near Waikaloa. I think only. $5 fee - a definite for families with small kids.

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
47 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beach 69 is a fabulous beach. It has plenty of trees near the water so you don't have sit in the sun. It's not nearly as crowded as Kua Bay and Hapuna. Most of the people on the beach are locals. There are changing facilities. Many people leave during the day and head to nearby eateries like Cafe Presto and... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The trees mean you won't burn and sweat all day plus they are gorgeous. There is awesome snorkeling and the warm, clear water makes you want to stay in all day for swimming. There were great bathrooms and showers, though no food available. We saw all sorts of fish and primarily snorkeled the northern portion of the cove and beyond... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our group was invited by some local friends to meet them here. A few of us snorkeled and the rest played in the sand or relaxed. The snorkeling was great and we followed a turtle around and watched him east. My vehicle was the first one there when they opened and the conditions where pristine. As we where leaving about... More

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very scenic beach and better snorkeling then Hapuna but the $5 parking and the localism of the beach makes you feel a little out of place. If you snorkel to the north and look at the beach you'll see some people still prefer it a nude beach....

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New Canaan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beach reviews to me all depend on whether you like to bake in the sun or like shade. I prefer shade, and this beach has it, with many great places to set up a little area for yourself and the family. If you like baking, you can do that too. The snorkeling was great, the reef is beautiful with tons... More

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