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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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Amazing Beach

We love this beach. It really is one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen. The sand is perfect... read more

Reviewed today
Neil A
Beautiful beach

Great beach. Golden soft sand. Great facilities, life guards, parking, showers, restrooms. Well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Telford, United Kingdom
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One of the nicest sand beaches on the Kohala coast.
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Old Puako Road, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed today

We love this beach. It really is one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen. The sand is perfect and the water is calm enough for me to swim (many beaches in Hawaii are too rough to swim).

Thank Neil A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great beach. Golden soft sand. Great facilities, life guards, parking, showers, restrooms. Well maintained and uncrowned.

Thank Debbie3358
Reviewed 3 days ago

So glad I happened upon this beach! It's gorgeous and well kept. Lots of snorkeling, surfing, or sunbathing to be had here!

Thank tonijordan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Best beach ever! Water is warm and beautiful, lots of soft sand and good boogie boarding depending upon the season you're there.

Thank Traci G
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beach has everything which is why it has won the best USA beach award. Car parking, shady picnic areas, toilets, showers, undercover changing areas, cafe, life guards, a long even stretch of clean white sand with rocky coves at each end, clear blue water,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This might be my favorite beach in Hawaii. Beautiful white sand beach, fun boogie boarding and convenient location. Extras include beach umbrellas for rent and a snack bar with shave ice.

Thank joanlouiseolsen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach with smaller wave action. Super long stretch of sandy beach makes this one particularly nice. Waves are a bit bigger than some other beaches along the Kohala Coast because they're not protected by a cove, so boogie boarding or body surfing can be...More

Thank JWK07078
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well maintain white sand public beach. Great for children and adults. This is also good place for snorkeling.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best beach on Big Island. It is huge and the sand is soft, the water is easy to get into..no berms. The waves are fun to jump over and there are lifeguards. We have been comjng to the Big Island for 27 years and not...More

Thank Nancy Beth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited Hapuna Beach in Nov/Dec of 2017, just reviewed our videos and shots and remembered the two days we spent there. Family friendly and very clean and well kept. Parking could be a bear but we were lucky both days

Thank I8830JVgeorges
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July 17, 2018|
Response from julie y | Reviewed this property |
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July 17, 2018|
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Response from SummerGirl71 | Reviewed this property |
$5.00 for non-Hawaii residents to enter park. I believe you can rent about anything—umbrellas, chairs, snorkel gear. I didn’t go up to the rental shed myself, but there were plenty of people coming back with beach stuff.
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Theresa W | Reviewed this property |
there is a window off to the side where they sell the food (to he right if i remember correctly) - umbrellas, snorkeling, chairs etc. so convenient!