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“Mauna Kea Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Mauna Kea Beach
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI HI 96743
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Dining
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Owner description: Located behind the Mauna Kea Hotel.
Kamuela, Hawai'i
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“Mauna Kea Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The most beautiful beach on the Island of Hawai'i and the most beautiful beach in most of Hawai'i. White sand, in a Bay that offers boogie boarding, body surfing, snorkeling and even at time surfing, and often at night visited by the Manta's or in season watch the whales play.

About a little over 1/4 mile long, it is stunning.

Only 40 cars are allowed at a time, so plan accordingly.

Visited November 2012
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BURLINGTON
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“Mauna Kea Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Nice beach, not that big, but you have full access to all ammenities. We were in the water and had lunch at the Mauna Kea Resort, made for a nice afternoon.

Visited November 2012
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Virginia
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“Beautiful, peaceful beach with snorkeling!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Incredibly clear water and nice and we even saw a honu (turtle) in ankle deep water near the shore. Shady spots at the northern and southernmost spots on this beach. Snorkeling also good on those ends close to the rocks where the fish and honu like to feed. One morning, we were told by another beachgoer that we had just missed spinner dolphins near the buoy. As others have remarked, you must get there early to get a parking permit (they only have 40). I would suggest getting there by 9am to get a spot. Otherwise, you have to keep trying and they don't have a waiting list. A must visit if you're on the Big Island!

Visited October 2012
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midwest
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“fabulous beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Have been here a number of times, and it really can't be beat. Absolutely gorgeous, water incredibly clear, beach lovely.

Visited October 2012
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Salem, MA
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“Certainly in the top 5 beaches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

pure white sand. sea turtles. shade.

In the AM you MUST get there before 10 to get a parking space (it is private property but all Hawaii beaches are public)

Visited September 2012
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