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Beautiful white sand beach

This place was really neat - it had plenty of shade and was definitely family friendly. There was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cynthia M
Denver, Colorado
Great snorkeling

Easy to get to from our hotel. Clean family beach with restrooms showers etc. We came for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Old Puako Rd, Between Hapuna and Puako, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was really neat - it had plenty of shade and was definitely family friendly. There was just enough surf for a boogie board, but a little too much for snorkeling (as is to be expected in the winter). You do have to pay...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to from our hotel. Clean family beach with restrooms showers etc. We came for the snorkeling, which was perfect for us. Pretty calm water and lots of fish. Trees w/shade on the beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BarbfromDC
Reviewed January 10, 2019

We visited Waialea Beach, aka 69 Beach, in the morning, on a weekday. By 9am, the beach was already crowded and the parking lot was half full. The tide was receding so the sand strip was still narrow. There are toilets and showers available. All...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed December 31, 2018

This is a great beach for families and snorkeling! This beach offers shade, great snorkeling holes and not too many waves for the kids. Great spot!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tessa F
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Nice beach, clean, good facilities to rent and food/drinks available. The water wasn't that clear or warm and the beaches in Australia are better than this. Lovely for photos and to tick off the bucket list.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Moo1964
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We loved this beach! The area to the right from the parking lot (North) had fun waves to play in, while up from there offered great snorkelling in between the rocky islands. Nice coral and good variety of fish. The shade on the beach was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank CCgetoutside
Reviewed November 16, 2018

A secluded beach with good snorkelling and a backdrop of shady trees. Get there early because it gets crowded. Also water is calmer in the morning.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sandi28
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Most people advise you to go to Mauna Kea to snorkel, but this place is much better and off the beaten track. A small out of the way road to get here but parking is plentiful ($5 fee) and there are nice bathrooms and a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank theresaw
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Best beach in the area if you want to just hang out or snorkel. Lots of parking, but get there early, if you will be there during the weekend. Head down to the left if you want shade and a home base to snorkel. If...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank TheTravler6
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Good beach for both swimming and snorkeling...some shade in trees....lots of sand to get into the water....some good rocks and reef to see fish...$5 to park which was OK....nice restroom and showers...

Date of experience: August 2018
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