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Things To Do: Big Island Beaches

Punalu'u Black Sand Beach on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii has numerous beautiful beaches as do all the Hawaiian islands. You can discover black sand beaches, some with the wonderful shallow waters of a bay, as well as white sand beaches and more strenuous swimming locales. Discover beaches that encourage sunbathing, walking, snorkeling, swimming, and more...

Anaeho’omalu Beach:

Things to do Big Island Hawaii Beaches

Waikoloa Beach Drive off Hwy. 19, South of mile marker 75. Swimming. Snorkeling. Picnic Tables. Showers. Restroom. Open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.


Hale Halawai Beach Park:

Kailua-Kona. Ali’i Dr. & Hualalai Rd. Pavilion. Restrooms.

Hapuna Beach Park

1 1/4 miles N. of Puako off Hwy. 19. Lifeguards. Picnic Tables. Snack Bar. Restrooms. Showers.
He’eia Bay. 3/4 mile S. of Kahalu’u Bay; Manukai St. Swimming. Snorkeling. No facilities. Hilo Bayfront Park. Hilo Bay. Bayfront Highway. Picnic. Windsurfing. Fishing. Showers. Restrooms.
Ho’okena Beach Park. 19 miles S. of Kailua-Kona; midway between mile markers 101 & 102. 2 1/2 miles to Kauhako Bay & Ho’okena Beach. Swimming. Snorkeling. Camping. Showers. Restrooms.
Holualoa Bay. Off Ali’i Dr. near mile marker 3. No facilities. Surfing.
Honokohau Beach. 2 1/2 miles N. of Kailua-Kona, unmarked road off Hwy. 19. 1/2 mile N. of mile marker 98. Fishing. Surfing. Nudists. Restroom.
Honoli’i Beach Park. 2 miles N. of Hilo. off Hwy. 19. Accessed from Nahala St. & Kahoa St. Surfing. Swimming. Showers. Restroom.
Isaac Hale Beach Park. 30 miles S. of Hilo. Hwy. 132 & 137. Southward. Swimming. Snorkeling. Boat ramp. Surfing. Fishing. Portable toilets.
James Kealoha Beach Park. Off Kalanianaole Ave, 4 miles from Hilo. Swimming. Snorkeling. Showers & restroom facilities.
Kahalu’u Beach. Off Ali’i Dr. near mile marker 5. Swimming. Snorkeling. Surfing. Fishing. Lifeguard. Picnic tables. Pavilions. Showers. Restrooms.
Kalahuipua’a Beach. Mauna Lani Dr. off Hwy. 19, N. of mile marker 74. Swimming. Snorkeling. Showers & restrooms.
Kamakahonu Beach. Located in Kailua-Kona. Off Ali’i Dr. just to the N. of Kailua Pier. Swimming possibilities. Restrooms, showers.
Kapa’a Beach Park. 1 1/4 miles N. of Mahukona Beach Park. Off Hwy. 270. Fishing. Swimming. Snorkeling. Scuba diving. Camping. Pavilion. Picnic tables. Showers & restrooms.
Kauna’oa Beach. 1 mile S. of Hwy. 19 & 270. Swimming. Snorkeling. Restrooms. Showers.
Keauhou Bay. Ali’i Dr. & Manukai  St. Swimming. Snorkeling. Volleyball. Picnic. Showers. Restrooms.
Keaukaha Beach Park. 1 mile E. of the intersection of Kalani’anaole Ave. & Kamehameha Ave. No facilities.
Kehena Beach. Off Hwy. 137 just W. of mile marker 19. Nudists. No facilities.
Keiki Beach. Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Mauna Lani Dr. Swimming & Snorkeling. Showers & Restrooms.
Keokea Beach Park. 4 1/2 miles E. of Kapa’au off Hwy. 270. Picnic tables. Showers. Restrooms. Camping.
Kiholo Bay. 18 miles N. of Kailua-Kona; Hwy. 19, mile marker 81. Swimming. No facilities.
Kolekole Beach Park. 11 miles N. of Hilo. on Hwy. 19, 1/4 mi. N. of mile marker 14. Pavilions. Picnic tables. Showers. Restrooms. Camping.
Kona Coast State Park. Located off Hwy. 19. Dirt road westward between mile markers 90 & 91. Swimming & snorkeling. Surf. Portable toilets. Lifeguard. Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Kua Bay (Manini'owali Beach). Hwy. 19, dirt road N. of mile marker 88. Swimming. No facilities.
Laupahoehoe Beach Park. 24 miles N. of Hilo on Hwy. 19 road to Laupahoehoe Point, 1/4 mile N. of mile marker 27. Picnic. Fishing. Picnic tables. Restrooms. Camping.
Mahana Beach. Hwy. 11 to S. Point Rd. S. to South Point. Swimming. No facilities. Green sand beach.
Mahukona Beach Park. 1 mile N. of Lapakahi State Park, off highway 270. Snorkeling possibilities. Swimming. Scuba diving. Boating. Fishing. Camping. Picnic tables. Restrooms. Showers.
Makalawena Beach. 2 mi. N. of Kona Coast State Pk. off Hwy. 19; midway between mile markers 88 & 89. Swimming. Snorkeling & Surfing.
Miloli’i Beach Park. Hwy. 11 S. to mile marker 89 to Miloli’i village. Swimming. Snorkeling. Picnic tables. Restrooms.
Napo’opo’o Beach Park. Hwy. 11 to Hwy. 160 near Captain Cook. Picnic tables. Restrooms.
Ninole Cove. Punalu’u Rd. N. of Sea Mountain Golf Course. Dirt road S.W. Fishing. Swimming. No facilities.
Old Kona Airport Beach Park. North end of Kuakini Hwy. Snorkeling. Fishing. Swimming. Lifeguards. Picnic tables. Showers. Restrooms. Pavilions, ball fields, tennis courts. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Onekahakaha Beach Park. Kalani’anaole Ave. to Onekahakaha Rd. Pavilions. Picnic tables. Showers. Restrooms; Lifeguard. Camping.
Pine Trees Beach. Hwy. 19. 1/4 mile South of mile marker 92. Surfing. No facilities. Open: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. Punalu’u Rd. off Hwy. 11. mile marker 54. 68 miles S.E. of Kailua-Kona. Swimming. Snorkeling. Camping. Picnic tables. Restrooms. Showers.
Richardson’s Beach. Kalani’anaole Ave, Hilo. Small. Black sand beach. Sea wall & a grassy area. Swimming.

Spencer Beach Park. 1/4 mile N.W. of the intersection of Hwy. 19 & 270. Swimming. Snorkeling. Picnic tables. BBQ pits. Lifeguard. Basketball & volleyball courts. Restrooms. Showers. Camping.
Wailea Beach. N. off Puako Rd. 1/2 mile from highway 19. Swimming. Snorkeling. No facilities.
Waipio Beach. Hwy. 19 N. to Hwy. 240. 9 1/2 miles from Hilo. Fishing. Surfing. No facilities.
Wawaloli Beach Park. 1 1/4 miles S. of Keahole Airport Hwy. 19. Access road W. mile marker 92. Picnic. Fishing. Restrooms. Showers. 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
White Sands Beach Park. Ali’i Dr. 3/4 mile S. of mile marker 3. Surfing. Lifeguard. Showers. Restrooms.
Whittington Beach Park. 3 miles from Na’alehu Hwy. 11. Access road mile marker 62. Picnic. Restrooms. Showers. Camping.


Things to do Big Island Hawaii Beaches
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