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Address: Old Puako Rd, Between Hapuna and Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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We went to Hapuna Beach first, but stayed here all day

This beach is perfect for little kids and was very busy over Thanksgiving break. Hapuna Beach is beautiful but can be too windy. This is the beach with ample shade, practically... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Panu P
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Provo, Utah
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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is perfect for little kids and was very busy over Thanksgiving break. Hapuna Beach is beautiful but can be too windy. This is the beach with ample shade, practically wind free, and on the north tip you'll find a perfect bit of sandy beach access for kids to play in. There's also fun snorkeling around all the lava... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went a couple of days ago. The day was super windy and I was worried that it'd be hard to sit at the beach with sand blowing in our faces... but this beach was perfect! There were so many trees close to the beach that they provided perfect little shelters from the wind, the sun and other beach-goers! When... More 

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Cumming, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park of Hapuna State Park, Waialea Beach is South of the main Beach. There are black rocks, many trees for shade, restrooms, showers and changing areas. It was nice to hear the crashing waves against the large rocks. There was an area with rope "swings" if you are brave enough to swing out and jump off into the water. No... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is fairly small, but it has everything! There is sun and there is shade. There is silky sand bottom for swimming in the middle and there are rocks and corals on both sides that make for amazing snorkeling. The only downside, is that there is not a whole lot of sand surface, especially at high tide, so the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Bob's snorkel pointed us to this beach as we were first time snorkelers and had some in our group not interested in snorkeling. We had such a good time we came back the next day too! Parking pay station machine was broken - but the beach was clean and had a nice mix of other families and others snorkeling. Some... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Called Beach 69 in local parlance for an old utility pole with the number 69 that at least used to be near the parking lot, this beach is a lovely place on the South Kohala coast to spend the day, or at least several hours. We drove north from our place at Mauna Lani, and our GPS gave us the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

A cool "pocket" beach park on Kona and one of the areas where they have alot of white sand versus the black lava along most of the Kona side shore.

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1 Thank Tony H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the beach lots of good entry into the water for kids. Decent snorkeling just an overall fun beach. Lots of shady spots to get out of the sun

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is actually part of the Hapuna Beach park. It had a lovely sand beach, plenty of shade, and the best snorkeling that we experienced. (Our adult children said the Place of Refuge had better snorkeling, but it required walking over rocks to get to it, and they thought I'd have trouble with that part.)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

Trees literally right down on the shore line providing best mix of sun and shade. Crystal clear water however to get to where the fish and turtles hang out need to be confident and sure of yourself in the water, will need to go a little ways out and also around another cove to really see the wildlife, take a... More 

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