Hapuna Beach

Hapuna Beach is one of the crown jewels of the Kohala Coastline. This world-class beach is the largest brilliant white sand beach on Hawaii Island and is accessible to all. Whether you are a frequent beachgoer or visiting for the first time, Hapuna Beach’s natural beauty is absolutely dazzling. In Hawaiian, the name Hapuna means the “spring of life” literally due to the fresh water springs found along its shores. The crystal blue ocean and vast white sand beach instantly captures your heart and relaxes your mind. Looking back at the aina (land) after diving into the perfect temperate water, you can see a spectacular view of the Kohala and Kona Coastline, with Hualalai and Mauna Kea rising in the background. In that moment, you feel rejuvenated and truly know that you are in paradise. Recharge your ALOHA by exploring the beautiful natural reefs located to the right of the bay with a large variety of marine life to snorkel and adventure with. If you come across a sea turtle, please do not touch the marine life, as it is a federal offense. Access to Hapuna Beach is public, and parking is free to Kama`aina; visitors are required to pay a parking fee, which goes back into paying for the upkeep of public spaces. There are bathrooms, showers and changing areas that are easily accessible. Being that there are not a lot of food options in the area, you may want to consider packing a cooler with your own tasty food and drinks. A local favorite saying is “if in doubt, don’t go out,” so please be sure to check-in with the local Lifeguards for safety tips and ocean condition updates.

Hours:  7:00am – 6:45pm

Safety: Lifeguard on duty

Parking: Access to the beach is free for Hawaii residents. As of March 2022, there is a parking fee of $5 per person for non-Hawaii residents

Ammenities: Showers, changing rooms, restrooms, water

Address: Old Puako Rd, Waimea, HI 96743

For more information: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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Hapuna Beach

Hapuna Beach is one of the crown jewels of the Kohala Coastline. This world-class beach is the largest brilliant white sand beach on Hawaii Island and is accessible to all. Whether you are a frequent beachgoer or visiting for the first time, Hapuna Beach’s natural beauty is absolutely dazzling. In Hawaiian, the name Hapuna means the “spring of life” literally due to the fresh water springs found along its shores. The crystal blue ocean and vast white sand beach instantly captures your heart and relaxes your mind. Looking back at the aina (land) after diving into the perfect temperate water, you can see a spectacular view of the Kohala and Kona Coastline, with Hualalai and Mauna Kea rising in the background. In that moment, you feel rejuvenated and truly know that you are in paradise. Recharge your ALOHA by exploring the beautiful natural reefs located to the right of the bay with a large variety of marine life to snorkel and adventure with. If you come across a sea turtle, please do not touch the marine life, as it is a federal offense. Access to Hapuna Beach is public, and parking is free to Kama`aina; visitors are required to pay a parking fee, which goes back into paying for the upkeep of public spaces. There are bathrooms, showers and changing areas that are easily accessible. Being that there are not a lot of food options in the area, you may want to consider packing a cooler with your own tasty food and drinks. A local favorite saying is “if in doubt, don’t go out,” so please be sure to check-in with the local Lifeguards for safety tips and ocean condition updates.

Hours:  7:00am – 6:45pm

Safety: Lifeguard on duty

Parking: Access to the beach is free for Hawaii residents. As of March 2022, there is a parking fee of $5 per person for non-Hawaii residents

Ammenities: Showers, changing rooms, restrooms, water

Address: Old Puako Rd, Waimea, HI 96743

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Waialea Bay (Beach 69)

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Waipi`o is the sweeping valley that has inspired legendary mo`olelo (stories), beautiful Hawaiian mele (song) for hundreds of years.

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