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Hāpuna Beach


Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area

What: One of the island of Hawaiʻi's most expansive white sand beaches
Where: Along the Kohala Coast
When: Open daily 7 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
More Info:
- Entrance Fee*: $5 per person, children 3 and under free
- Parking Fee*: $10 per vehicle
* Non-commercial rates, credit card only
Travel down the volcanic western coastline of the Kohala Coast and follow the signs to find a spectacular oasis that has earned a reputation as one of the island of Hawaiʻi's finest beaches. The largest of the island's white sand beaches, Hāpuna Beach has consistently been rated on international Top Ten lists of the islands’ best beaches. Hāpuna also offers consistently good conditions for swimming, bodyboarding, sunbathing and snorkeling. During the early part of the year, it’s possible to spot migrating whales in the distance as well.
The potable water system at Hāpuna State Recreation Area is currently shut down. Portable restrooms are available while the water system is down. There is no drinking water or showers at this time. For more information, please visit: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/hawaii/hapuna-beach-state-recreation-area/