One of the state’s prettiest beaches, this half-mile-long crescent of gently sloping golden sand is located between two posh resorts, Mauna Kea Beach Resort and Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala coastline.
During the summer months, the beach is about 200 feet wide and the clear blue water is excellent for swimming. Hapuna Beach has been rated the number one beach in America by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Grassy areas provide plenty of places to relax.
Bodyboarding, bodysurfing, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, and sunbathing.
Hapuna Beach State Park is a favorite beach of many kids for its great boogie boarding and clear water as long as the surf is not too large.
Need to Know
The south end of Hapuna Beach is more protected than the northern end of the beach. A walking trail runs along the cliffs behind the beach with some nice overlook spots, and the island of Maui is visible on clear days.
Restrooms, showers, paved parking, picnic tables, picnic pavilion, food concession, equipment rental, state cabins available.
Turn left off Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. (Hwy. 19) just before Mile Marker 69.