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Hapuna Beach

Old Puako Road, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-961-9540
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Not the best of the island but beautiful

It seems to have two parts on this beach, on the right near the resorts and on the left behind the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dax, France
Beautiful, relaxing white sand beach

This was a beautiful beach with white sands, pretty large, not crowded. There is no where to get... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yorktown Heights, New York
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One of the nicest sand beaches on the Kohala coast.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boogie boarding” (145 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (208 reviews)
“body surfing” (80 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Old Puako Road, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed yesterday

It seems to have two parts on this beach, on the right near the resorts and on the left behind the trees. I went to the wildest one, under the trees. Not lot of place because the shore is not large but lot of shadow...More

Thank gil40100
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a beautiful beach with white sands, pretty large, not crowded. There is no where to get any shade on the beach, but there was shade and tables by the picnic area. There was also a snack bar with burgers, etc. It had tables...More

Thank NMG334
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful beach. From an Aussie, that is a compliment. Great sand and the water is warm. You do have to pay for parking, but the access to the beach is great. Trees and rocks provide shade and shelter before the beach. Not...More

Thank jono13
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a beach day here. Rented chairs and umbrella and boogie board. The beach is BEAUTIFUL! Super soft sand. Waves decent enough for light body surfing or catching some waves on a board. We had lunch at the Three Frogs Cafe and it was...More

Thank pirk
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hapuna Beach is representative of silica white sand beaches in Hawaii – fine powder sand between the toes, mild warm breezes and crystal clear water. It is large enough to accommodate huge crowds. No elbow fights here. Lots of room for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, and...More

Thank babachico
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been here 7 weeks and go to beaches 3 times per week on average. We agree that this is the best swimming beach on the West Side of the Big Island. The water provides snorkeling, waves, rolling swells, and a sand beach. If...More

Thank RobertaL238
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my favorite beach on the big island. The sand was soft and the water was warm and crystal clear. There were mild waves so it was easy to swim and play in the water. They had a lifeguard, but the surf was gentle...More

Thank RHtravels
Reviewed 5 days ago

a wonderful and easy to access beach that is sunny more than 300 days per year, surf is mild and the water is shallow so it is perfect for families

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited hapuna beach twice. Water was so warm and clear. We all stayed in for hours. Nice to have bathrooms too.

Thank LoriGP123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hapuna Beach State Park is a delightful white sand beach. We played and swam for hours. There are lifeguards, showers, bathrooms, shady picnic spots and good parking (there is even special needs parking down the hill nearer to the beach). Great spot. There is even...More

Thank kkdp54
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May 29, 2017|
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Response from Nannielle | Reviewed this property |
I'm unfamiliar with the public transportation? Uber? I would recommend a car.
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Jen B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! We usually went in the later morning for a few hours. But truthfully, we didn't see any turtles and only some fish near a rock. We were told about a snorkelling place (as we were leaving of course lol), that was... More
TaniaK K
January 19, 2017|
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Response from Ritochka | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can! All beaches are public & you can access them after hours, you can even swim, if you want, but it will be at your own risk: it will be dark during winter hours and no guards on duty. You can park your car at... More