Hapuna Beach is a spectacular oasis that has earned a reputation as one of Hawaii Island’s finest beaches. The largest of Hawaii Island’s white sand beaches, Hapuna Beach has consistently been rated on numerous international Top Ten lists and once again has ranked 8th on the 2017 best beaches in the U.S. Hapuna also offers consistently good conditions for swimming, bodyboarding, sunbathing and snorkeling.
Hapuna beach is 1/2 mile long, almost always sunny, and has a continuous shore break that is great fun to play in for all ages. The weather is gorgeous on the western coast versus the rain of the eastern coast. The beach only gets 10 inches of rain annually and is lined by trees and a shaded picnic pavilion to offer shelter. There is also a professional lifeguard on duty year-round.
Located adjacent to the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and nearby its sister hotel, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Once there you’ll find ample parking ($5 fee), along with food vendors, picnic areas, restrooms and showers. It’s an amazing beach on the Big Island with beautiful turquoise water, soft white sand and none of the lava rock and coral that makes walking and wading difficult as on other beaches. Hapuna offers plenty of beach front to accommodate visitors. All of this makes it a great family beach. Hapuna has well-deserved it’s reputation for being the best on the big island and is only a ten minute drive from Waikoloa Beach Resort.
If you’re a beach lover and love a classic beach, it is definitely worth a visit!