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Address: Highway 19, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: +1 888-977-4623
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One of the nicest sand beaches on the Kohala coast.

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Relaxing afternoon

Our weather since arriving in Hawaii has been rainy and overcast. One of the things we came here for was to enjoy the sand and the ocean, so on our first day of sunshine, Hapuna... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Phil K
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our weather since arriving in Hawaii has been rainy and overcast. One of the things we came here for was to enjoy the sand and the ocean, so on our first day of sunshine, Hapuna Beach was our destination. The beach offered pure relaxation for the afternoon. The concession stand rented beach chairs and umbrellas. The park is well maintained... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hapuna Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to. It is uncrowded during the week and has a lifeguard. The beach is long and wide with clean white sand. The slope into the water is gentle. Waves were not big when we were there and there is a good area to snorkel at the north... More 

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NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A smaller, more beautiful beach exists at the Recreation Area. And there are shade trees. It definitely has more character. So much more Hawaiian.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the mongoose everywhere... and the kitties....and the birds. I just love the wildlife period. The 3 Frogs cafe is located here in the parking lot and they really do have the best food on the island.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to Hapuna Beach. It has a great park and picnic area with lots of beach front area. There is a life guard, restrooms and changing areas and outdoor shower off areas. The beach is a beautiful white sand beach that was uncrowned when we visited on a Tuesday afternoon. The day we visited the water... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Hapuna Beach in the late morning. There were very few people there when we arrived and the water was lovely. It was pretty windy while we were there, so expect everything (including yourself) to get covered in sand if you decide to sit down and enjoy the view. I had better luck sitting among the morning glory... More 

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to many beaches in Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, etc., and this really is one of the most beautiful. The sand is perfect, the ocean was warm, and the setting is stunning. However, it's not the best beach to actually go swimming at as it is almost unbearable on a windy day (which came often on my trip), especially with... More 

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Cumming, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bustling beach with amenities available. There were chair and umbrella rentals, food for purchase, restrooms, picnic tables and much more. There is a lifeguard on duty during regular hours. Plenty of space to spread out. Next to busy resort which may impact your experience. In general, beautiful beach.

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hapuna beach is definitely my favorite beach. You never know what you'll find for water conditions. This morning it was flat calm so we swam out around the rocks. Once you get out aways the water gets very clear. Not the best snorkeling butbits ok. Most of the time the waves are big enough to boogie board and closer in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few truly sand beaches on the island. And can be body surfed or boogey boarded even with smaller 1-2' surface action.

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