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All reviews beautiful beach favorite beach soft sand limited parking crescent shaped beach hotel beach boogie boarding public beach access gradual slope the big island mauna kea fish bathrooms and showers general public calm waters clear water pretty beach
Nice beach but access not easy. Need to wear reef shoes for coral and rocks and very little shade. Beach crowded with hotel guests umbrellas and loungers..
Been to many other far superior beaches in the world.
The Beach Cafe food was appalling. one of...More
Parking spots are few. A family of five went at 3:00 one afternoon and another day at 8:10 in the morning. We were lucky enough to get a parking spot both days. For the morning, we got one of the last parking spots. We were...More
Frequently cited as one of the top two beaches in the US, I had really high expectations. Yes, the sand is very white and the ocean is clear and blue. But it’s no whiter or more amazing than Hāpuna or half the other beaches we...More
If you close your eyes and imagine the most relaxing beach setting - pretty - white sand - clear waters .... well Mauna Kea Beach will be it! Our family truly enjoyed this beach - for us it was the must go - over and...More
This beach is on the hotel grounds, parking is limited. You will need to go really early like before 9am or later around 5pm. Beach has sandy with calm to small waves for kids boogie boarding. There is a large tree for shade.
Mauna Kea beach is one of the nicest beaches on the big island. To the public, you must get there by 8am to get public parking. The day we were there, we saw a friendly old turtle swim right up to us by the short....More
I would stay here just because it IS the best beach in Hawaii. Choose a room that has the shower with its own patio so you can see the ocean when you shower. And apply for a membership in Marriot so you can get points.
We were staying at the Westin so we received free valet parking at the Mauna Kea resort so I can't speak to the parking aspect of the beach. This is a great white sand beach with soft sand and hardly and waves at all. Great...More
Yes; that's what makes it my favorite. Although the trees are more in the south and middle areas than the north. It's such a small beach though that the whole thing is accessible regardless of where your towel is (you can... More
Yes; that's what makes it my favorite. Although the trees are more in the south and middle areas than the north. It's such a small beach though that the whole thing is accessible regardless of where your towel is (you can walk the length in 5 minutes).