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“Absolutely breath taking!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hapuna Beach

Hapuna Beach
Highway 19, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
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Owner description: One of the nicest sand beaches on the Kohala coast.
Massachusetts
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“Absolutely breath taking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We drove in to the park, $5 to park, not bad. You walk down hill. There is life guard stands a pavilion with picnic table and open beach of white sandy beach. You can see why its one the top ten in the world. The day we went on Wednesday was windy, so the sand was whipping a bit. Closer to the Mauna Kea Hotel there is rock and shade to put a towel or chair, otherwise your in the sun the whole time. Water is clear and beautiful. Walked from one end to the other before heading out. While there there was a class of kids with surfboards and an instructor working out before hitting the water. They had bathrooms and changing areas, very clean! If we had had more time, we would have spent the day here and brought a lunch, as there is no food vendor there at all, bring your own food and drink if you go. Its a must see heading north off Rte 19. Beautiful.

Visited June 2014
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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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“Great beach, below average snorkeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you are looking to just tan, then this is the best beach on the island. If you want to snorkel and enjoy the sand then Kua is better. Parking is $5 and it does get busy, but never feels packed. Loved the sand and waves but the reef is lacking.

Visited July 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Beautiful beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Soft, clean, white sand beach that extends all the way out into the clear blue water. The sand was like sugar and although there were only small waves in the morning, by afternoon the bigger ones started rolling in (along with more people!) We arrived early (around 9:30) and it wasn't crowded at all. There is a $5 parking fee, but it's worth it. There are picnic shelters and showers and a lifeguard on duty. Don't miss this beach!

Visited June 2014
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Tacoma, Washington
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“Great Location For Sunset!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We chose this location to view the sunset and we were not disappointed! The beach is easy to access, clean, and beautiful! Great place to have a sunset picnic.

Visited June 2014
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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“beautiful swimming beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I went to snorkel and was disappointed--afternoon waves had kicked up too much. But swimming was fabulous. broad sandy beach. Extra bonus--the many large picnic shelters scattered in the shade above the beach. Great way to relax and dry off before heading back to Kailua-Kona.

Visited June 2014
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