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Address: Highway 19, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 8889774623

One of the nicest sand beaches on the Kohala coast.

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Great if staying in Waimea

It was a quick drive from Waimea and a stunning beach. There is also a small cafe for burgers and beach rentals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a quick drive from Waimea and a stunning beach. There is also a small cafe for burgers and beach rentals.

Thank nanojustin
Medicine Hat, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best beach areas we have been to. We have travelled a lot in the Caribbean. Parking cost $5.00 but worth it. Lots of washrooms and changing areas. Great for picnics.

Thank fullermarina
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

White sand beach, gorgeous blue water, plenty of room, great place to swim. Lots of parking but costs $5.00 to get in. Snack stand with plenty of lunch options. Nice sheltered areas. Also some sports for snorkelling.

Thank natalie75
Cordova, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here twice ! Very Nice Beach ! Showers and Changing area's . Nice Waves !! Will definitely go back , If you don't mind a little walk , you can park for free out on road. If your active and need a closer spot because you will get tired out on the Awesome Waves then pay the Park fee... More 

Thank Gerald K
San Francisco, California
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275 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very large and gracious beach. Calm waters, safe for children, plenty of room everywhere. Parking on sight and daily sunsets. Snorkeling on the north side of the beach and visit the cave on the south that even some locals have no idea of its location. Total privacy in the cave. Bountiful white sand, spectacular scene. Plenty of locals each... More 

Thank bill s
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on Hapuna beach every day for our 10 day vacation and loved it. We appreciated that the bay is protected and usually calm. Snorkeling is very good there during the morning hours.

Thank csthacker
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hapuna Beach might not be the most exotic or captivating beach on the Big Island (it actually reminded me a little of some of the beaches on Lake Michigan!), but it's still a great beach. The sand here is soft and white and I thought the swimming conditions were excellent. It stays somewhat shallow so you can swim out quite... More 

Thank H H
Noosa Heads
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Claimed to be one of the best beaches in the US it fell short of that description but it was a great little beach, clean sand and warm water that was at the perfect temperature. It costs $5 to visit and park at the beach.

Thank Oldjack
Kelowna, Canada
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1. Access: Easy to get to on main hwy and find 8.5/10 2. Location: Easier if you’re on the east/north side 6.5/10 3. Condition: Expansive smooth sandy beach. The Park is in very good shape with regular maintenance. 9/10 4. Amenities: Restaurant on site. Change rooms, bathrooms, outside showers, covered shaded picnic tables, grassy area’s 9/10 5. Services: Several parking... More 

Thank Britishcanadianeh
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was awesome to only have to drive a short ways to find a perfect white sand beach with picturesque blue water. With lots of space, not much crowding and decent amenities just off-beach, we spend half a day here enjoying the warm water and beautiful weather. There's lots of space to run along the water if you're looking for... More 

Thank Michelle C

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