Hapuna State Beach

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Hapuna Beach State Park

What: One of the island of Hawaii's most expansive white sand beaches
Where: Along the Kohala Coast
When: Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
More Info: Parking Fees - $5 for cars
 
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 Hawaii's finest beaches. The largest of the island's white sand beaches, Hapuna Beach has consistently been rated on international Top Ten lists of the islands’ best beaches. Hapuna 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.
 
It is also an easy beach to visit: you’ll find ample parking, along with food vendors, picnic areas, restrooms and showers. Beat the South Kohala heat by taking a dip in the warm waters at Hapuna Beach.