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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

Old Puako Road, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-961-9540
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All in all a great beach

What a great beach! $5 for parking, but ample spaces. Many other locations run out of parking, but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
snowseekerWA
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Beautiful beach

5$ entry fee. Gets very busy! Steep slop to get down to the beach so don’t forget anything in the... read more

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kamal j
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One of the nicest sand beaches on the Kohala coast.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boogie boarding” (162 reviews)
“body surfing” (92 reviews)
“snack bar” (71 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Old Puako Road, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed yesterday

What a great beach! $5 for parking, but ample spaces. Many other locations run out of parking, but it would be difficult for Hapuna to have no spots left. There were nice facilities that are in the process of being upgraded including nice fresh water...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

5$ entry fee. Gets very busy! Steep slop to get down to the beach so don’t forget anything in the car!

Thank kamal j
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful clean beach for swimming and body surfing. Parking was only $5, you could rent chairs, snorkeling equipment, boogie boards etc. for around $10 each i think it was. we ended up going back and spending our last day on the big island there! looking...More

Thank Theresa W
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Reviewed yesterday

White sand beach forming large crescent shape. Some vegetation on peripheral of beach but not a lot of shade. So pack your sunscreen. Great place for fun in the surf. Lifeguards on duty during normal hours. There is a fee for parking for non residents,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very easy to find a picnic spot as the beach is large enough for many families! Some parts are rocky and waves were strong when we were there so be very careful not to swim too near the rocks to avoid being smashed into the...More

1  Thank Ai Lin L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the finest beaches on the Big Island. Usually, there are waves perfect for riding with a boogie board. If you like to walk on the beach, this is your spot. Outside shower and renovated restrooms.

Thank julie y
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful white sand beach with smaller waves, great for younger children and older people. Can be a little windy but that helps keep you cool when you are not in the water. Nice picnic tables. 5 dollars to park within the park but it makes...More

1  Thank N5110LTpauls
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took a moped rental to this beach and we were not disappointed. The beach and fine white sand are a big contrast to the normal Kona landscape, so it's a fun little gem to visit and spend some time in the...More

Thank Javanh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Buy some boogie boards at WalMart or Costco for $10 a piece your first day. Then enjoy days of boogie boarding at Hapuna with your family. Just pass them on since they won't fit easily on the plane back. Well worth the money you'll save...More

Thank c0family0f4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this beach area on the way to the airport from Kohala and spent an hour or so here. Cost to park is $5 and there was some construction underway, but the sand was lovely/soft and the water was surprisingly warm. There were also outdoor...More

Thank taraleni
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pryu
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Ramandeep T | Reviewed this property |
Like 2 replies above, there cafe snack bar:) enjoy your holidays 👍
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germaphobia
April 15, 2018|
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Response from Justmycupoftea | Reviewed this property |
It's a perfect beach for little ones! Shallow water, gentle waves. Enjoy :)
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Vladimira L
April 5, 2018|
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Response from hdnut2krack | Reviewed this property |
Yes the bare essentials are there and assuming you have a rental car there are several stores in town where you can get other things you might want.
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