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Hapuna Beach

Old Puako Road, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-961-9540
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One of the better beaches on the Big Island. Great sand and waves. You can snorkle there and there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edward & Sandra L
I do not want to tell you about this beach!!

Hapuna beach is deservedly called one of the best beaches in Hawaii! One can surf on the south... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janice H
Berkeley, California
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One of the nicest sand beaches on the Kohala coast.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boogie boarding” (145 reviews)
“body surfing” (83 reviews)
“snack bar” (67 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Old Puako Road, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the better beaches on the Big Island. Great sand and waves. You can snorkle there and there is places to eat under some cover and food is available there, also. It is large and roomy with ample parking available. We recommend this beach...More

Thank Edward & Sandra L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hapuna beach is deservedly called one of the best beaches in Hawaii! One can surf on the south end, snorkel at the north end, bodysurf in the middle. Waves vary from scary to tame depending on weather! State park is at the south end, the...More

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to countless beaches in Hawai'i and this was the first public state beach we had to pay an entrance fee. It was not an exorbitant fee but it is more the principle. $5 for use which includes parking until 8pm with in/out...More

1  Thank Amy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to hapuna beach state park. 5 dollar entrance fee. It was a great beach. Not too bad of a walk. Big beach. Good showers to rinse off in. Water temp is actually pretty warm. The snorkeling was good too. Super clear and the waves...More

Thank Gwarts
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to swim in the ocean this is the best option especially if you like the surf. Its family friendly and patrolled by life savers. You pay $5 to park your car and spend the whole day of part of at this famous...More

Thank jensmail2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to spend the day. Long beautiful white sand beach that offers great swimming and good place for boogie boarding. There is a place to rent equipment, bathroom facilities, showers, and BBQ's. There is a $5 parking fee for non locals...More

1  Thank Sue A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean beach, great waves for boogie boarding, lots of space, especially if you arrive early. Good parking, easy walk from the parking lot.

1  Thank speedybee12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hapuna Beach has the most beautiful sunset on the island. The beach is like a magnet in late afternoon, people casually making their way to the sand as sunset approaches, it's a real change from the grind of everyday life on the mainland. Groups of...More

2  Thank CTDad5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the beach once and enjoyed it so much we returned on our last day. Great white sands with wide open spaces. Waves are big enough to body surf but not too big that they are dangerous for kids. Perfect balance. There are shaded areas....More

1  Thank roryhw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Hapuna 2 times for sunset swimming. There are great facilities, a large parking lot, and beach level parking for the disabled. The beach is broad and clean, the water is warm, and you can walk out 20 yards before you are chest...More

1  Thank viensEC
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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