Big Island Beaches

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Hapuna Beach Park

Hapuna Beach Park

Hapuna Beach Park is one of the finest white-sand beaches in the world (top ten by Conde Nast). There is very little rain here, about 6" per year, so this beach has practically guaranteed great weather. Sunsets at Hapuna are incredible! Maui can be seen 35 miles away. A covered pavillion, picnic tables, showers, restrooms and a small hot dog and cold drink stand make this an easy beach to visit. http://www.gohawaii.com/big-island/regions-neighborhoods/kohala-coast/hapuna-beach-state-park/
Phone: 808 882 7000
Mauna Kea or Kauna`oa Beach

Mauna Kea or Kauna`oa Beach

Mauna Kea or Kauna'oa Beach fronts the Mauna Kea Resort. This is one of the best beaches on the island. The sand is a perfect crescent shape and extends for almost 1/4 mile. A natural rock reef provides some protection from the surf.

A-Bay (Anahho`omalu Beach) at Waikoloa

This King's Trail runs nearby and there are over 2-acres of petroglyphs, rock shelters, trails and ancient sites scattered throughout the area.
Location: Kohala Coast Big Island
Phone: 808 882 7000

Spencer Beach Park

Spencer Beach Park is perfect if you have small children or don't like big waves. At Spencer Park is Pu'ukohola Heiau (temple), Hawaii's most famous and largest heiau.
Puako Beach

Puako Beach

Puako has some sandy beach along with coral and lava areas. Puako is still the only ocean front residential community along the Gold Coast/Kohala Coast of the Big Island nestled between the Mauna Lani Resort, Fairmont Orchid and Mauna Kea/Hapuna Resorts. Hapuna Beach State Park has earned the reputation of being one of Hawaii Island's finest beaches. It is the largest White Sands Beach on The Big Island and consistently rates on Top Ten lists internationally. Hapuna Beach offers some wonderful opportunities for swimming, bodysurfing, bodyboarding, sunbathing and snorkeling and is just a mile from Puako. You can even drive the back road to Hapuna Beach and not get on the Highway. Local shore fisherman can be seen daily enjoying the great reef fishing. Puako Beach Drive has no thorough thru access which keeps it virtually still undiscovered by many. Hawaii Vacation Rentals, Inc. had their office next to the Puako General Store for almost 20 years and we often noticed people driving down the road and turning around before ever seeing the charming neighborhood which is still prevalent with original beach shacks next to stately homes as well as charming beach cottages that some owners have preserved. There are homes along the ocean side as well as across the street from the ocean. There are six separate "beach" accesses along this stretch of beach. Although there is not a tremendous amount of sand, there are tide pools and the extensive protected reef is remarkable. During low tide, small pools dot the entire coastline and these pools are filled with small sea life that make excellent areas to explore for all ages. If you enjoy shore diving, kayaking and snorkeling you can find a spot along this stretch of shoreline to enter the water. Offshore the reef is home to a wide variety of fish and many days you will see dolphins playing right from the shore. Enjoy the Whales who return each year to mate and give birth in the tropical warm waters during the winter months.
Phone: 808 882 7000