Mauna Kea Beach

The stunning white sand Mauna Kea Beach, historically known as Kauna`oa Beach, is located on the Kohala coast. Its natural beauty is truly unparalleled! It is easier to gain public access to Mauna Kea Beach through the Mauna Kea Beach Resort. We highly recommend arriving to the resort early to secure a parking spot as there are a limited number. After parking, take a leisurely 5-minute walk down the manicured walkway surrounded by lush tropical trees, fragrant flowers, and exotic birds. At the bottom, you’ll find public bathrooms to the left and the beach straight ahead. As you step out onto the powdery white sand beach, the turquoise water beckons you to dive in! Swimming around Mauna Kea beach, enveloped by warm sparkling waters, you’ll encounter breathtaking natural reefs where you can snorkel among a large variety of marine life. Occasionally, you will even see a turtle, but please do not touch the marine life. Mauna Kea Beach is an intoxicating slice of paradise that leaves people speechless as they explore this tropical oasis situated at the foot of the Kohala Mountain range. Recharge your ALOHA while floating in the Hawaiian waters of Mauna Kea Beach, and feel the stress of everyday life melt away.

Hours:  Around 6:30am – 30 minutes after sunset

Safety: There is no lifeguard on duty, except in front of the hotel

Parking: Access to the beach is free for Hawaii residents. As of March 2022, there is a parking fee of $21 for non-Hawaii residents.  When you arrive at the Mauna Kea Resort stop at the guard shack and request a parking pass. Public Parking is limited to 40 stalls total and parking passes go quickly. Plan to be at the beach between 7:00AM-8:00AM. Passes tend to be availbale in the early morning or late afternoon. If you dont get a pass, you may want to try Hapuna Beach or Beach69.

Ammenities: Showers, changing rooms, restrooms, water, limited parking (Parking fee for non residents $21)

Address: Kaunaʻoa (Mauna Kea) Beach, Hawaii 96743

 

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The stunning white sand Mauna Kea Beach, historically known as Kauna`oa Beach, is located on the Kohala coast. Its natural beauty is truly unparalleled! It is easier to gain public access to Mauna Kea Beach through the Mauna Kea Beach Resort. We highly recommend arriving to the resort early to secure a parking spot as there are a limited number. After parking, take a leisurely 5-minute walk down the manicured walkway surrounded by lush tropical trees, fragrant flowers, and exotic birds. At the bottom, you’ll find public bathrooms to the left and the beach straight ahead. As you step out onto the powdery white sand beach, the turquoise water beckons you to dive in! Swimming around Mauna Kea beach, enveloped by warm sparkling waters, you’ll encounter breathtaking natural reefs where you can snorkel among a large variety of marine life. Occasionally, you will even see a turtle, but please do not touch the marine life. Mauna Kea Beach is an intoxicating slice of paradise that leaves people speechless as they explore this tropical oasis situated at the foot of the Kohala Mountain range. Recharge your ALOHA while floating in the Hawaiian waters of Mauna Kea Beach, and feel the stress of everyday life melt away.

Hours:  6:30am – sunset

Safety: There is no lifeguard on duty, except in front of the hotel

Parking: Access to the beach is free for Hawaii residents. As of March 2022, there is a parking fee of $21 for non-Hawaii residents.  When you arrive at the Mauna Kea Resort stop at the guard shack and request a parking pass. Public Parking is limited to 40 stalls total and parking passes go quickly. Plan to be at the beach between 7:00AM-8:00AM. Passes tend to be availbale in the early morning or late afternoon. If you dont get a pass, you may want to try Hapuna Beach or Beach 69

Ammenities: Showers, changing rooms, restrooms, water, limited parking (Parking fee for non residents $21)

Address: Kaunaʻoa (Mauna Kea) Beach, Hawaii 96743

 

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