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Hapuna Beach

Old Puako Road, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-961-9540
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Awesome beach

Highly recommend this beach for numerous reasons. There are ample parking spaces, concession... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rochester Hills, MI
A lovely white sand beach.

This was a really interesting drive to get to Hapuna Bay. You have to pay to enter as it is part of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary H
Adelaide, Australia
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One of the nicest sand beaches on the Kohala coast.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Old Puako Road, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed yesterday

Highly recommend this beach for numerous reasons. There are ample parking spaces, concession stands, restrooms and lifeguards. The beach area is clean with soft sand. When we visited the waves were getting high and the water was a bit rough.

Thank mitrip
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a really interesting drive to get to Hapuna Bay. You have to pay to enter as it is part of the National Parks. However it was a great day out . The water was lovely and clear and quite safe. There were turtles...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful beach with perfect, soft sand and small waves. There are life guards, plenty of parking, bathrooms and picnic tables with amazing views. Go early as is started to fill up by mid-morning.

Thank Miwa&Ninja
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great beach and even better snorkeling but stay away from the nearby puako general store nearby. Awful experience there

Thank blanton5700
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We read this was a top ten beach in the world and it did not disappoint. Was unsure of how rough the surf would be since we have children but we got there early and it was just fine. As the day went on the...More

Thank RVargas98
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on vacation in Kona, we went exploring up the coast. This is a great beach to spend the day, or several. Clean and beautiful. Enjoy!

Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several days at this beach! A sea turtle swam right up on the shore while we were there. The sand is so soft and the water was nice. There were a few waves for us to ride. The bathrooms were well maintained. After...More

5  Thank Lindak1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best beaches on the big island. Beautiful, clean, and great for a day lazing on the beach. Great snorkelling as well.

Thank Aussie_traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the few sand beaches on the northwestern coast of Hawaii. Several covered picnic structures with BBQ pits. Limited parking. Excellent beach for swimming & snorkeling. Safe for young kids

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to a lot of beaches, and I have to say this is one of the nicest, ever. We never went back to another beach once seeing this one. Pros- Sugar soft sand Calm water Clear water Large Cons- Limited snorkeling - we...More

Thank Echristine81
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29 May 2017|
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Response from Nannielle | Reviewed this property |
I'm unfamiliar with the public transportation? Uber? I would recommend a car.
24 February 2017|
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Response from Jen B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! We usually went in the later morning for a few hours. But truthfully, we didn't see any turtles and only some fish near a rock. We were told about a snorkelling place (as we were leaving of course lol), that was... More
TaniaK K
19 January 2017|
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Response from Ritochka | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can! All beaches are public & you can access them after hours, you can even swim, if you want, but it will be at your own risk: it will be dark during winter hours and no guards on duty. You can park your car at... More