Catch the Sun and Waves on The Amazing Hawaiian Beaches
‘ANAEHO’OMALU BEACH (A-BAY)
A-Bay is a lovely, crescent beach with salt-and-pepper sands ideal for sail boarding, windsurfing, swimming and catching a perfect sunset. Palm trees separate the Pacific from the ancient fishponds and petroglyph fields. The water is usually calm so it wakes a good family beach. You can walk south on a path upon entrance of the beach to fiend more private white sands beaches. Equipment rental, restrooms and showers are available. Located off Waikoloa Beach Dr across flow the Kings’’ Shops. Follow signs to beach.
HAPUNA BEACH STATE RECREATION AREA
Splendid large white sands beach with clear turquoise water is great for swimming , snorkeling and body boating. See Maui’s Haleakala across the big blue Pacific. It’s crowded on the weekends and shade is scarce so plain accordingly. Be careful of the strong rip currents. Lifeguard, picnics areas, snack stands, restrooms and showers are available. Located off Hwy 19 adjacent to Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel with aplenty of parking spaces.
A nationally-ranked beautiful, white sands crescent beach fringed with palms and naupaka is a great place for swimming and snorkeling due to the gradually sloping sandy bottoms, except during heavy winters surf. Get there early since public parking passes are limiter. Lifeguard, restrooms and showers are available. Located through the entry gate to Mauna Kea Beach resort off Hwy 19.
Beautiful scenic white sands beach, with clear, calm water and resting sea turtles. There are fantastic tide-pools and a breakwater in fronts of the hotel makings it a great place to swim. Restrooms and showers are available. Located through the gate to the Four Seasons resort Hualalai off Hwy 19.
KEOKEA BEACH PARK
Swims with extreme caution since this charming secluded rocky beach park with its cliff-rimmed cove and green lawn lined with palm trees is soften plagued by high winds and high surf. Spearfishing and fishing are excellent, but swimming can be hazardous. Camping, picnics areas, restrooms and showers available. Located off Hwy 270, near Pololü overlook about 6 wiles past Hawi. Follow the sign Tonto the scurvy road ~ 1 mile; past the cemetery.
MAHUKONA BEACH PARK
Former shipping port for the sugar industry is how littered with underwater debris makings this quiet beach park a great snorkeling site. The once useful machineries how lying at the bottoms of the sea can easily be seen through the clear water. swimming can be dangerous due to the heavy surf and no sandy beach for entranced (there’s a ladder off the old dock). Capping, restrooms and showers are available. Located off Hwy 270 north of Koai’e Cove State Underwater Park between mile markers #14 and #15.
SPENCER BEACH PARK
Nice sandy white beach is great for swimming, snorkeling and picnic year-round. It is popular with families due to the reef-protected, gentle eloping sandy bottom. Volleyball and basketball courts, camping, restrooms, and showers are available. Located off Hwy 270, — 1 mile uphill of Kawaihae Harbor within walking distance of Pu`ukohola Heiau.
WAIALEA BAY OR “69” BEACH
Named for the utility pole marker, this is a lovely white sands beach with crystal clear blue water great for swimming and snorkeling due to its sandy bottom and gradual drop off. Snorkeling is great around the rocky out cropping insider the bay, but the best snorkeling is in the southern pottion where depths range from 10 to 30 feet. Mostly the water is super clear, but periodic freshwater invasion by an intermittent stream reduces surface visibility. Exercise caution during the winters months due to high surf. restrooms and showers are available. Located off Hwy 19 —5 miles south of Kawaihae, south of Hapuna Beach. Turn Tonto Puako Beach Dr., next take first right Tonto Old Puako road and park between pole #71 and #72.