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Big Island, Hawaii   Hapuna Beach
Take Highway 19 north from Kona. Turn left at the access road just before Mile Marker #69. Go to the end of the road, turn left and then take an immediate right. Follow this road to the parking.
Wonderful sandy beach. Crystal water and beautiful scenery. Good swimming and boogie boarding, snorkeling is great at the south end of the beach where the fish are varied and there is a coral reef. Full facilities, picnic tables, picnic pavillion, food concession, equipment rental. A-frame tent cabins available. Lifeguard sometimes on duty.
Big Island, Hawaii   Ho'okena Beach Park
The beach is located 23.5 miles (38 km) south of Kailua-Kona. Head south on Highway 11. Continue onto Ho'okena Beach Road.
Ho'okena Beach is located at the northern end of Kauhako Bay. White sand with black detrital sand giving it a gray color. The shoreline is rocky, but there are a few sandy entry and exit points to get in and out of the water. The waters are generally calm here, but strong currents can occur during times of high surf. The shore is a good picnic and camping area.
Big Island, Hawaii   Isaac Hale Beach Park
Take Highway 130 south from Pahoa. When it dead ends at Highway 137, turn right. This Park is on the left, near Mile Marker #11.
Isaac Hale Beach Park, also known as Pohoiki is an oceanfront park, boat launch and surf location along Pohoiki Bay in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii.Pohoiki Bay is known for its strong currents and although the park is known for good snorkeling, conditions are usually not ideal. Grass and shadey areas, picnic tables, picnic pavillion, restrooms.
Big Island, Hawaii   Kapa'a Beach Park
Take Highway 270 north from Kawaihae. Turn left at the road just past Mile Marker #16 to the beach parking area.
Kapa'a Beach Park is a rocky beach is good for snorkeling and scuba diving. The water is clear and usually calm. Offshore there are good views of the neighboring island of Maui. Sunsets are great. Facilities: Picnic tables. BBQ grills. Restrooms. No lifeguards.
Big Island, Hawaii   Kolekole Beach


From Hilo, drive north on Hawaii Belt Road for about 10.5 miles (16.9 km). A sign marks the turnoff to the park on the right.
Kolekole Beach Park is a popular beach park with beautiful scenery, spacious grassy areas and facilities. Great place for picnic and fishing. Swimming in ocean not recommended due to rough conditions. No lifeguards.
Big Island, Hawaii   Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park


From Hawaii Belt Road (Hwy 19), turn onto Laupahoehoe Point Road (near mile marker 27). Follow the road for about one mile (1.6 km) to the ocean.
Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park is scenic peninsula on the Hamakua Coast. It is a nice spot for a picnic and picture taking, fishing. But when it comes to water activities, the options are limited. Facilites: showers, restrooms, picnic tables, pavilion with electricity, county-maintained boat ramp, parking. No lifeguards.
Big Island, Hawaii   MacKenzie State Park


From Pahoa, take Highway 130 south. At the dead end at Highway 137, make a right turn. Highway 137 turns into Pahoiki Road for 2 miles and then Highway 137 turns left. Follow the highway until you see the park on the left after Mile Marker #137.
MacKenzie State Park is part of King's Highway, an ancient Hawaiian trail, is located here. Beautiful landscape and ocean views. Swimming is not safe in this area due to very strong currents. Good shoreline fishing but don't too close to the edge of the cliffs. Facilities: restrooms, pavilion, picnic tables, camping area, parking. No lifeguards.
Big Island, Hawaii   Mahukona Beach


From Kawaihae, take Highway 270 north. Between Mile Markers #14 and 15, take the road that leads to the ocean.
Mahukona Beach is not a real beach, but an abandoned commercial harbor run by the Kohala Sugar Company. Ocean floor is littered with discarded equipment from old sugar mill that is surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and a plethora of marine life. Good for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, boating. Facilities: showers, restrooms, picnic tables, pavilion, camping area, parking. No lifeguards.
Big Island, Hawaii   Punalu'u Black Sand Beach


Punalu'u Black Sand Beach is located on the Big Island's southeast shore, between Na'alehu and Pahala (between mile markers 55 and 56), off Highway 11.
Most popular black-sand beach on the Big Island, great place to see sea turtles. There is a boat/kayak ramp that's open to the public. Swim should close to shore. Facilities: showers, restrooms, picnic tables, pavilions, drinking water, souvenir shack, camp sites, parking. No lifeguards.
Big Island, Hawaii   Spencer Beach Park


From Waikoloa Village, take Highway 19 north to Highway 270. Continue onto 270. Make a left turn at the access road between mile markers 2 and 3. There is a parking area at the north and south ends of the beach.
Spencer Beach is one of the few white-sand beaches on the Big Island. It is protected by a reef and the harbor breakwater. Sandy, usually calm water, ocean bottom slopes gently, good for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Facilites: Showers, Restrooms, BBQ grills, Picnic tables, Pavilion, Volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, Camping (with permit), Parking, Lifeguards.
Big Island, Hawaii   Whittington Beach Park


The beach park is located off Highway 11, between mile marker 61 and 62.
Whittington Beach park is a small beach park with a picturesque shoreline, No water activities possible, but good place for a picnic. Camping needs permit required. Facilities: showers, restrooms, picnic tables, parking.
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