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Mauna Kea Beach

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9799
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Beautiful beach

Beautiful beach that's not crowded. We made sure to get there early so that we were guaranteed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
connorsmommy
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pennsylvania
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Mauna Kea Beach

It fulfills all your dreams of what a beach should be. Gentle water, soft sand that slopes easily... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Blair C
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Located behind the Mauna Kea Hotel.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (52 reviews)
“favorite beach” (25 reviews)
“white sand” (24 reviews)
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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9799
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"beautiful beach"
in 52 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 25 reviews
"white sand"
in 24 reviews
"public access"
in 14 reviews
"non guests"
in 10 reviews
"crescent shaped beach"
in 8 reviews
"limited parking"
in 15 reviews
"hotel beach"
in 7 reviews
"boogie boarding"
in 15 reviews
"the big island"
in 53 reviews
"mauna kea"
in 25 reviews
"great waves"
in 6 reviews
"clear water"
in 11 reviews
"nice snorkeling"
in 4 reviews
"calm waters"
in 7 reviews
"saw lots of fish"
in 5 reviews
"rocks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach that's not crowded. We made sure to get there early so that we were guaranteed entry. Water is so clear..could see my feet in waist deep water.

Thank connorsmommy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It fulfills all your dreams of what a beach should be. Gentle water, soft sand that slopes easily from the tree line all the way to the break water (100s of yards out). Not crowded. Not noisy. Clean. Respectful, quiet users. No motorized watercraft. Great...More

Thank Blair C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great beach to visit, not much parking if are not staying at the hotel. Lots of coral and fish to see if you are snorkeling on either side of the bay. You can visit Hapuna Beach State Park (lots of public parking) another great beach...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a beach day on the public part of the beach. Having done our research we understood there are only 25 car parking space open to the public, so we went on a week day and got there reasonably early. We were lucky...More

1  Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What I like and hate about Mauna Kea Beach. The parking passes. When you don't get one it sucks, when you get one and you know there are only so many people that are going to be at the beach is awesome. Plus, the parking...More

2  Thank glcwhistler .
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for that picture perfect beach then look no further. Absolutely stunning, soft sand and decent snorkeling.

1  Thank CarlyJ35
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Gate attendant told us that public beach parking was "all full right now." He told us to turn around, and that we could "check back later." That was not an option for my family of three, and I did not believe at all that the...More

1  Thank hovertink
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen! It’s totally a GEM. Get there early so you get a parking space!

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

I know most reviews will say Haupuna is the best beach, but I love Mauna Kea beach. You have to get up and to the beach early (40 car limit at beach parking lot strictly enforced by hotel security) but that keeps the beach I...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

You have to get here early to get one of the 40 parking spots. We got one of the last 5 and were here at 8am (it was week after Easter so busy time). Beautiful sandy beach just south of Mauna Kea Hotel. Snorkeled near...More

1  Thank jads8627
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pagaynor
September 26, 2017|
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Sorry pagaynor. I have no idea
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Mark I
August 8, 2017|
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Response from Wrldtraveller7 |
Hi! I was just there the other day and the snorkeling is best on the northern side of the beach along the rocks. It is not outstanding snorkeling but there are definitely fish to see. Try two step, captain cook for better... More
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