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Mauna Kea Beach

Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI HI 96743
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Ranked #102 of 485 Activities in Island of Hawaii
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Dining
Owner description: Located behind the Mauna Kea Hotel.
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Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Dining
Owner description: Located behind the Mauna Kea Hotel.

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Issaquah, WA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We couldn't get in the first morning when we showed up at 9:30am so upon their suggestion, we tried again the next day in the later afternoon. My husband and two tween girls showed up about 3:30pm and got a great parking spot. The walk to the beach wasn't long at all - not sure why people complain about it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Be there early...40 parking spots available and the gate checks you in and out. The gate opens at 8 and we arrived at 8:35 on a Wednesday morning and got slot 32. The beach is nice. A rental but nearby rents boogie boards if you don't bring your own...$7 per hour but they didn't charge extra when we brought it... More 

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Alaska
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Pretty much like Hapuna but less crowded. As another reviewer pointed out if you can hike one mile north from Hapuna I'd say it's worth it. If I'd have thought of it I'd have done it. Good beach, good water and decent waves.

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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

I was there for Christmas. I did not arrive early enough to park at the hotel (9h00 am was already too late) so I parked at Hapuna beach and made the 1 mile walk along the shore. I am glad I did it. This beach is beautiful, has white sand, clear water and had not so huge waves on that... More 

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Neuwied, Deutschland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

mauna kea beach is a nice beach, but difficult to swim when waves are high, there are often many people and its difficult to find parking. the beach restaurant is not the best, under average but expensive for what they offer.

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PA
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41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Great sandy beach with snorkeling from beach. If I had one day in Hawaii I'd spend it here. Not too large, gentel waves. Just right for everyone.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Rated by some as one if the worlds best beaches I won't argue about that. Perfect sand without rocks. Great place to swim or walk barefoot in the sand.

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peterborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We learned through some locals that you may enter the gated road to the Mauna Kea resort and ask for a visitors pass to use the beach for the day, with free parking. A short walk to the beach provided bathrooms and showers and a gorgeous white sand beach. Be sure to arrive early as there are a limited number... More 

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Saint Maries, Idaho
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Spent a day body-boarding with my granddaughter, had a great time. Had to be wary of shore-breaking waves, but didn't have any issues. As always, keep your eye on the next wave and you'll have a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Amazing sand, sun and even shade. Lots of room to roam. Great beach of boogie boards. Tried to snorkel but the waves were a bit strong the day we were there so swimming and sun bathing were at the top of our list. They only let 40 cars in at a time unless you stay at the resort so there... More 

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