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Waialea Beach

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Address: Old Puako Rd, Between Hapuna and Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740

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Beach with trees and good scenery

Liked it a lot, not so much for swimming but for the opportunity to take pictures with great and various backgrounds. It's a rocky beach so you have to be careful all the time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Liked it a lot, not so much for swimming but for the opportunity to take pictures with great and various backgrounds. It's a rocky beach so you have to be careful all the time when walking around. There are not too many people. You can relax under a tree. It was great.

Thank lmcq11
Provo, Utah
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is perfect for little kids and was very busy over Thanksgiving break. Hapuna Beach is beautiful but can be too windy. This is the beach with ample shade, practically wind free, and on the north tip you'll find a perfect bit of sandy beach access for kids to play in. There's also fun snorkeling around all the lava... More 

Thank Panu P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went a couple of days ago. The day was super windy and I was worried that it'd be hard to sit at the beach with sand blowing in our faces... but this beach was perfect! There were so many trees close to the beach that they provided perfect little shelters from the wind, the sun and other beach-goers! When... More 

1 Thank Yuan M
Cumming, Iowa
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Park of Hapuna State Park, Waialea Beach is South of the main Beach. There are black rocks, many trees for shade, restrooms, showers and changing areas. It was nice to hear the crashing waves against the large rocks. There was an area with rope "swings" if you are brave enough to swing out and jump off into the water. No... More 

1 Thank kafek8t
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is fairly small, but it has everything! There is sun and there is shade. There is silky sand bottom for swimming in the middle and there are rocks and corals on both sides that make for amazing snorkeling. The only downside, is that there is not a whole lot of sand surface, especially at high tide, so the... More 

2 Thank Anti_AB_2015
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Bob's snorkel pointed us to this beach as we were first time snorkelers and had some in our group not interested in snorkeling. We had such a good time we came back the next day too! Parking pay station machine was broken - but the beach was clean and had a nice mix of other families and others snorkeling. Some... More 

Thank sepet
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Called Beach 69 in local parlance for an old utility pole with the number 69 that at least used to be near the parking lot, this beach is a lovely place on the South Kohala coast to spend the day, or at least several hours. We drove north from our place at Mauna Lani, and our GPS gave us the... More 

3 Thank Karen G
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A cool "pocket" beach park on Kona and one of the areas where they have alot of white sand versus the black lava along most of the Kona side shore.

1 Thank Tony H
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the beach lots of good entry into the water for kids. Decent snorkeling just an overall fun beach. Lots of shady spots to get out of the sun

Thank Jason P
Arlington, Virginia
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is actually part of the Hapuna Beach park. It had a lovely sand beach, plenty of shade, and the best snorkeling that we experienced. (Our adult children said the Place of Refuge had better snorkeling, but it required walking over rocks to get to it, and they thought I'd have trouble with that part.)

3 Thank VeeLee4

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