Waialea Bay (Beach 69)

Sit under a shady kiawe tree and enjoy a day at the ocean at Waialea Bay. Popularly known as Beach 69 which was named after the number of the old telephone pole that once served as a marker to signal beachgoers to turn. The pole is no longer there, but the name stuck. Today Beach 69 continues to be known for its white sand, crystal blue waters and shady kiawe and kamani trees. These trees line this coastal beach area, a rare feature in South Kohala. If you want a relaxing day at the ocean, but don’t want to get blasted by the sun then this might be the perfect spot for you! The bay serves as a Marine Life Conservation District, and is home to an array of colorful fish, turtles, dolphins, seals, humpback whales (during the winter months) and other aquatic life. All of the marine life makes this area an amazing place to snorkel when the weather conditions are calm. This beach does not have lifeguards, but it does include restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic tables and trash cans. There is a parking fee for non-residents, which can be paid at the machine in the lot. We highly recommend that you wear your slippers/ flip-flops when walking along the beach due to the kiawe trees which are known for their long thorns. For an ultimate day at the beach, we recommend: beach chairs, drinks, snacks, reef safe sunscreen, sun hat, and snorkel/mask, fins and a floaty.

Hours: 7AM- 8PM

Saftey: No life-guard on duty

Ammenities: Showers, restrooms, picinic tables, shade, ample parking

Parking: Parking is free for Hawaii residents. Non-Hawaii residents, there is a $10 vehicle parking fee and $5 per person with payments made at the kiosk

Address: Beach 69, Old Puako Rd, Waimea, HI 96743

For more information: Beach 69 Location

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Waialea Bay (Beach 69)

Sit under a shady kiawe tree and enjoy a day at the ocean at Waialea Bay. Popularly known as Beach 69 which was named after the number of the old telephone pole that once served as a marker to signal beachgoers to turn. The pole is no longer there, but the name stuck. Today Beach 69 continues to be known for its white sand, crystal blue waters and shady kiawe and kamani trees. These trees line this coastal beach area, a rare feature in South Kohala. If you want a relaxing day at the ocean, but don’t want to get blasted by the sun then this might be the perfect spot for you! The bay serves as a Marine Life Conservation District, and is home to an array of colorful fish, turtles, dolphins, seals, humpback whales (during the winter months) and other aquatic life. All of the marine life makes this area an amazing place to snorkel when the weather conditions are calm. This beach does not have lifeguards, but it does include restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic tables and trash cans. There is a parking fee for non-residents, which can be paid at the machine in the lot. We highly recommend that you wear your slippers/ flip-flops when walking along the beach due to the kiawe trees which are known for their long thorns. For an ultimate day at the beach, we recommend: beach chairs, drinks, snacks, reef safe sunscreen, sun hat, and snorkel/mask, fins and a floaty.

Hours: 7AM- 8PM

Saftey: No life-guard on duty

Ammenities: Showers, restrooms, picinic tables, shade, ample parking

Parking: Parking is free for Hawaii residents. Non-Hawaii residents, there is a $10 vehicle parking fee and $5 per person with payments made at the kiosk

Address: Beach 69, Old Puako Rd, Waimea, HI 96743

For more information: Beach 69 Location

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Its crystal waters are home to a wide variety of native marine wildlife and beautiful healthy coral.

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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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This valley is a hikers paradise offering sweeping views of the Hamakua Coastline.

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This East side surf spot is just minutes away from downtown Hilo!

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Chances are high that you might get to see a Hawaiian Monk Seal at this beach.