Big Island Beaches

Kolekole Beach Park

Description: A beautiful beach lined with tropical trees and exotic shrubbery, leading to a calm stream.
Beach Amenities:
Swimming Conditions: Ocean is rocky, but stream is calm and suitable for swimmers
Facilities: Showers, Bathrooms, Parking
Water Sports Rentals: No
How To Get There: Car
Nearby Attractions: 3 miles from must-see Akaka Falls

Onekahakaha Beach Park

Description: A safe and shallow ocean pool with a sand bottom. Great for wading and snorkeling.
Amenities: Richardson Ocean Snorkeling center
Swimming conditions: Calm, relaxing waters
Facilities: Richardson Ocean Center has Picnic pavilions, restrooms, showers, and parking
How to Get There: Drive
Nearby Attractions:

Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Description: Hawaii Island’s famous black sand beach, home to green sea turtles
Swimming Conditions: Ocean is less than ideal but nearby natural pool is calm
Facilities: picnic area and restrooms
How to Get There: Drive
Tours: Hawaii Outdoor Guides, Roberts Hawaii, Tom Barefoot’s Tours
Nearby Attractions: 30 miles south of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Historic Kaneeleele Temple Ruins

Anaehoomalu Bay

Description: Calm, white sand beach, ideal for swimming and water sports
Amenities: Waikoloa Beach Marriott
Swimming Conditions: Calm Waters
Facilities: Parking, Restrooms, picnic facilities
How to Get There: Drive
Water Sport Rentals: Yes. Kayaks, hydro bikes, body boards, snorkeling, and scuba.
Tours: Tom Barefoot’s Tours, Blue Hawaii Helicopter tours
earby Attractions:
Historic Hawaiian fish pond hugs the beach, Dolphin Quest, Waikoloa Village Golf Club, Te’ E’a O Turama Hula Halau (Hula Performances)

Hapuna Beach

Description: The largest white sand beach in Hawaii, known as one of the world’s best.
Amenities: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Food and Drink, Lifeguards
Swimming Conditions: Northern end of the cove has smooth waters that are ideal for swimming
Facilities: Restrooms and picnic areas, parking
How to Get There: Drive
Water Sport Rentals: Yes
Tours: Tom Barefoot
Nearby Attractions:

Kauna’oa Beach

Description: This beautiful crescent beach has been voted in the Top 10 beaches in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, due to its picturesque views and swimmer-friendly waters.
Swimming: Calm waters, great for swimming and snorkeling
Facilities: Restrooms, picnic areas, limited parking
How to Get There: Drive
Water Sport Rentals: Yes
Tours: Hawaii Forest and Trail
Nearby Attractions: Garden Eel Cove/Manta Heaven

Kahaluu Beach

Description: This salt and pepper sanded beach is located just South of historic Kailua Village. Full of colorful wildlife, such as sea turtles and coral reefs, it is an ideal place for snorkeling.
Swimming: Calm waters inside reef are good for swimming and snorkeling
Facilities: Restrooms, Picnic Area, parking, showers
How to Get There: Car
Water Sport Rentals: Surf boards and Scuba gear
Tours: Sea Paradise Tours, Eka Canoe Adventures, SeaQuest Rafting and Snorkeling
Nearby Attractions: Historic Kailua Village, Firenesia Luau, Keauhou Famer’s Market

Samuel Spencer Beach

Description: This sandy beach is surrounded by lush green grass and the shade of trees, making it the perfect place for a picnic. The water is protected by a reef, making it easy to swim.
Amenities: Campsites, Volleyball, Basketball Courts, Picnic Pavilions
Swimming: Calm waters make swimming suitable for the entire family, lifeguards on duty.
Facilities: Restrooms, Picnic, Showers
How to Get There: Drive, Route 270
Water Sport Rentals:
Tours: Tom Barefoot’s Tours, uGo Tours
Nearby Attractions: Mauna Kea Golf Club, Waipio Na’Alapa Trail, Hapuna Prince Golf Course, Darrin Gee’s Spirit of Golf Academy, Kahilu Theatre

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