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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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Lots of Trees and Shade

We did not spend a lot of time here, just a park and walk. There are so many good beaches in Kohala and we only had 5 days. The $5 parking pass from Hapuna is good here so you do... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vancouver, BC
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Vancouver, BC
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not spend a lot of time here, just a park and walk. There are so many good beaches in Kohala and we only had 5 days. The $5 parking pass from Hapuna is good here so you do not have to pay twice. This beach is very scenic with lots of trees, alive and dead, and black lava... More 

Thank funpig07
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous beach that we enjoyed fully all day. Great boogie boarding for all ages, nice sand and driftwood, shade from the trees, easy to access from the parking lot. Highly recommended.

Thank Corrie W
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9 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This has been one of my favorite beaches for many, many years. Although the road is paved now, so many more people on the beach, but can always find a little quiet spot!

Thank PattieFree
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

When we pulled up to this beach it was like looking at a postcard. Clear water with amazing sea life. Tree line gives shade if needed. Even a rope to swing on into the water. Perfect beach for kids to play and explore. Best beach on the big island. Come back at night for a picture perfect sunset.

2 Thank Don284
Bend, Oregon
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640 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is great little version of Hapuna. Super soft sand. Waves for swimming and boogie boarding. Even some good snorkeling to the north around the rocks. But for some reason when the crowds come to the beach they all go to the cove on the right. Tons of people pack into this smallish area when there is lots of room... More 

3 Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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.

1 Thank lmcq11
Provo, Utah
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

2 Thank Panu P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 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 

4 Thank Yuan M
Cumming, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 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 

2 Thank kafek8t
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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 

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