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Welcome to the Big Island's beaches! Our goal is to match the right beach to our visitors- considering factors such as restroom facilities, lifeguards (or not), parking and suitability for swimming and snorkeling. Please review caption information on pictures below and more in-depth info on individual beach pages. Make sure the beaches you want to visit are suitable to your needs and abilities. For example- if you are sun sensitive, you may want a beach with shade. Or, if you are an inexperienced swimmer or have kids along, a lifeguard may be important to you. Always watch for and obey the warning signs at the beach that are displayed as conditions warrant.
Beaches below begin at the north end of island, (Hawi) and proceed counter-clockwise


Most beaches listed DO NOT have lifeguards on duty.

Observe warning signs
on beaches.

Hawaii Big Island Beaches
Spencer Beach
Restrooms, picnic tables, shaded areas. Great family beach.
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Mauna Kea
At Mauna Kea Resort. Limited Parking. Restrooms.
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Hapuna Beach
Picnic tables, shade, restrooms, smoothies & snacks.Lifeguard.
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Map
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Beach 69 (Waialea)
Restrooms, picnic tables and shade. Calm-good for swimming.
Hawaii Big Island Beaches A Bay
Calm water- goodswimming. Facilities at nearby Outrigger Resort.
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Kukio Beach
AKA Four Seasons Beach. Restrooms & showers.
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Kua Bay
Showers & restrooms,
picnic tables.
Closed Wednesdays.
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Makalawena Beach
No facilities, no lifeguard. 4WD
or hike to access.
Hawaii Big Island BeachesKekaha Kai
Hike in or 4WD. No facilities.
Uncrowded getaway.


Above/previous beaches are north of the airport .

The following beaches are south of the airport,
including Kona & Keauhou.

Hawaii Big Island BeachesKaloko-Honokohau
National Park & Beach

Restrooms with showers at
adjacent marina, including restaurants and groceries.
Port-a-pots at beach.
Hawaii Big Island BeachesKailua Park (Old Airport)
Just north of Kona. Showers, picnic tables, grills. Kid friendly.
Beautiful gardens also.
Hawaii Big Island BeachesKing Kam Beach
Restrooms, in center of Kona
town at the pier.Close to shops,
toddler friendly.
Hawaii Big Island BeachesHonl's Beach
Restrooms & showers. Grassy, shaded areas. Not good
swimming- bring a picnic or a book.
Hawaii Big Island Beaches White Sands
(Magic Sands)

One of Kona's in-town favorites. Showers, picnic, shade, grills. Lifeguard
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Kahaluu Beach Park
Great snorkeling, picnic tables,
showers. Good for beginners and kids. Lifeguard.
AKA Kid's Beach/Snorkel Beach
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Manini Beach Park
One Port-a-pot. Limited parking. OK for swim & snorkel.
No lifeguard.
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Honaunau - aka Two Step
Well known spot for beginning snorkelers. Port-a-pots, no water. No lifeguard
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Ho`okena Beach Park
Restrooms, showers, water, kayak rentals. Good swim & snorkel. (Stay close to shore)
No lifeguard


The following beaches are from the southern tip of the island, countinuing
towards Hilo, on to the north-west part of the Island.

Hawaii Big Island Beaches Green Sands
Beautiful green sand beach. Prepare to walk or drive down dirt road. No facilities.

AKA Papakolea

Whittington Beach
State Park

Just off the highway, a great place to camp or picnic.
Restrooms and water.
Hawaii Big Island Beaches Black Sands
Restrooms, showers, water, picnic tables and usually some turtles.
AKA Punalu`u

Isaac Hale State Park
and Ahalanui Park

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Hilo Beach Parks

Something for everybody

Honoli`i Beach

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Hawaii Big Island BeachesLaupahoehoe Point Park
Pavilion, picnic tables, water, restrooms. Unsafe for swimming.

Keokea Beach

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Other beaches and parks not listed on the beach map



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