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Review of Waialea Beach

Waialea Beach
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We discovered this beach by accident as we turned off earlier than we should have to go to Hapuna Beach Park. I actually thought they had re-paved the access road. But then when we arrived, it turned out to be a very lucky mistake. The parking lot is fairly small - maybe 40-50 cars maximum? But it was still empty enough at 11 am on a weekday. The restrooms and showers are a very short walk from the parking lot and the beach itself is another very short walk from there.

The nicest thing are the trees along the beach area. You can sit under a tree for shade and still be right on the beach. Or you can move up a couple of feet and be in the sun. There are some rocks (after all it IS the Big Island, the one with an active volcano...so a few rocks are expected). We brought floats and spent a lot of time just lounging in the water kicking enough to keep us relatively in one place.

We found a little niche among the trees and set up our chairs. The water was warm, and sandy with a gradual entrance into the water. Lots of keiki (young children) were playing in the water. I also saw a number of snorkelers who said it was a good spot to see fish (we hadn't thought to bring our masks).

Bring a cooler with waters and lunch - you will be all set!

Thank TravelLover2345
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you go to a beach and theres rubbish everywhere and you dislike it, then why not grab a bag or something and fill it up!!! Maybe if everyone did this there wouldnt be so much rubbish. Not much help to complain and not actually take any to the bins! Did you just walk away empty handed debbie m?

3  Thank Spanjuli
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Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

While in Hawaii we snorkeled at KoOlina in Oahu but there were few fish, we went on a snorkel boat tour on the big island and got sea sick, and we found Beach 69, which we loved. We snorkeled there twice, each time comfortable with the surf and rocks that support a great reef! We saw turtles, puffer fish, and parrotfish, plus many more. We loved that it was not busy and there was shade! We loved this beach!!!

Thank Guitarjess
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The Big Island has a lot of great beaches. Each one is unique and worth a visit. Beach 69 is a nice beach in that it can offer a lot of amenities. IMO Beach 69 is not the best beach in any one category, but is near the top in many categories. Great for snorkeling, nice shading spots to escape from the sun when needed. Rockier than Hapuna, but still pretty sandy.

Thank lawdawg1
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is a very nice beach and has a lot going for it, but there are some drawbacks. Here are the pros and cons:
Pro:
Public access, no need to get there early to snag a parking spot
Bathrooms and showers
Very good snorkeling
Plenty of shade
Cons:
Can be crowded
Beach is rocky in places, making walking into the water difficult
Water can be choppy making snorkeling hazardous
Bees by the showers-watch your step!
Overall a nice beach, but not my favorite.

Thank JMacMom
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