Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area

Beach, Surf Spot
Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area
Kamuela, HI 96743


  • Best beach I've ever been to. Sea turtles, boogie boarding, or just laying out make for a great afternoon. Don't forget your umbrella! There's no shade anywhere.
  • Find the cave on the way left near the cliffs.
  • Bring a boogie board.
  • Wear sun protection.
  • Amazing! White sand. Gorgeous water. And even though it is a popular spot, it's pretty big so it's not crowded.
  • Ultimate Hawaiian beach. Just perfect!
  • Amazing white sand beach. Lovely shallow shelving beach and clear but wavey water. Parking lot is close, costs $5. Boards can be hired.
  • Park upper lot always. Side trail takes you right to restrooms and Beach. Stick to the rocks at left if any wind.
  • Its not the only white sand beach by kona... But you def need an umbrella if youre a malihine or you will leave looking like a lobster
  • Gorgeous white sand beach! Great for boogie boarding.
  • Pretty white sand beach with shaded picnic table areas, food, and rentals a bit higher up. Saw some sea turtles!
  • Great boogie boarding. No shade anywhere, so use sun block!
  • Best boogie boarding on the island. Sand is amazing!
  • Come around 4:30 pm, theres less people and the sun isn't too hot. Nice breeze too.
  • Best beach on island
  • There's a cool cove at N end of beach: walk N toward the hotel, then W along the trail at hotel lawn edge. Look down. There it is! Swim N just outside the cove for relatively neat & easy snorkeling.
  • I work here lol...
  • If your looking for a nice long white sanded beech, this is it.
  • If you someplace to relax and enjoy life, this is it.
  • The perfect beach for fun in the sun and surf - went on a Thursday afternoon and had plenty of room to relax

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