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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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Pretty good waves the day we were there and some snorkeling. It was a nice clean beach. Bathrooms... read more

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Hapuna Beach

Gorgeous soft sandy beach. Amazing sunsets!! Hourly rentals available for ocean sports at the... read more

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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 yesterday

Pretty good waves the day we were there and some snorkeling. It was a nice clean beach. Bathrooms and showers available.

Thank NancyCarroll
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous soft sandy beach. Amazing sunsets!! Hourly rentals available for ocean sports at the Westin Hapuna Hotel on beach. *Currently VERY noisy from the construction at the new condo wing next to the Hapuna hotel. Bring earplugs The crashing waves slightly cancel construction noise. Weekends...More

Thank SeattleBoraBora
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nothing special about this beach... not sure how they get "white sand" because it is the color of regular sand. I guess it is whiter than the black sand, but not white?

Thank lhefling
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach with golden sand. I don’t know why people say white sand because it is not but it doesn’t take away the beauty of it. The beach chairs rentals were reasonable price at $10.00. Sand is wonderfully soft and beautiful. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful soft white sand beach perfect for sunset watching and swimming. Loved it. Would go every day if I could.

Thank jemkim40
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great beach for a picnic and for families! There are showers outside for rising off near the bath house, which is very clean. There are lifeguards on duty as well. Easy to get to so pack up your chairs and beach umbrella and plan on...More

Thank 99FrequentTravel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice Beach. Not crowded and great location to view sunset. Suppose to be great for snorkeling but water was rough the day we were there.

Thank Clint W
Reviewed 1 week ago

you must go to this beach. The sand is so soft. No seaweed, no sea shells, no rocks! Just beach and water. Best beach I have ever been to.

Thank tsic
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this beach. It is great for children. The waves were just right for my kids to play in and test out their boogie boards. Not much shade on the beach, but plenty of room on the beach to spread your stuff out and...More

Thank Traveldoc14
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is "pretty" and white sand fantasy, but not much else (unless you like to people watch). Boogie boarding and body surfing are possible here when the waves are up though.

Thank Heather R
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17 July 2018|
Response from julie y | Reviewed this property |
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17 July 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.
25 April 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!