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Waialea Beach (Beach 69)

Address: Between Hapuna and Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #8 of 40 Activities in Kohala Coast
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We took two trips to Beach 69, and had different experiences each time. The first time, the water was a little rough, but that made it perfect for boogie boarding. We had a picnic on the north end of the beach, but were constantly having to shoo away mice, so I would recommend eating at the picnic tables located close... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

69s Beach was our 2nd favorite beach on the big island. It isn't very big but it is secluded due to the beautiful trees growing over the sand and into the water. It creates private little areas where couples or families can hang out without people right beside them. There are rocks 100 yards out that provide decent snorkeling. On... More 

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Hurth, Germany
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116 reviews 116 reviews
52 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This beach is neither best for children, for swimming, for boogy boarding, or for seeing sunsets. But it is still a great beach with a special feeling. We highly recommend visiting it!

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Livonia, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a smaller beach south of the much larger Hapuna. It has quite a few rocks but a nice spot with a lot of shade.

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Temecula, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Crowded, but fabulous swimming and snorkeling. A gem of a beach. We'll be back. There are cool rocks that you can hang your towel on, trees for shade, and a lot of different interesting sections, almost like little coves. On a less busy day, it would be pure heaven.

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PA
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Black Sand, scenic with rocky shoreline so great beach for pictures. There is a surprising deep drop off when snorkeling not too far from the beach. It made me feel like I was flying high in the air.

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Seoul, South Korea
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Some Big Island beaches have no trees and no shade like Manini owali, and some are almost like a forest touching the sea : this is the case of the small scenic Waialea beach. Inside the Hapuna beach park, located but further south, with less tourist as without coast watch, the Waialea beach is a little jewel, beautiful and quiet.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Soft sand, relatively secluded, great snorkeling out at the point to the north. When you hit the beach after walking down from the parking lot (toilets and shower are there), turn right, walk until you hit the wall, and you are there. Warm water, families (locals and tourists), and just a great place to wile away a half day. Some... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Nice quiet beach to visit if you do not want to be around a lot of people. Many locals come here from what I noticed. Wonderful views and relaxing environment.

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Kent, WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Too much sand stirred up and a rocky shore can sneak up on you. Watch December weather closely before attempting! Nice locals and lovely Puako town will be a return for us.

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