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The Big Island- Hawaii

has fewer sand beaches per mile of shoreline than any of the other islands. However, what beaches we do have, especially on the west side are among the very best in the state. The Big Island has the greatest variety of beaches of anywhere in Hawaii. We have pristine white sand beaches, salt and pepper beaches of crushed coral and lava, grey sand beaches, black sand beaches and we even have a green sand beach rich with olivine.


When you find your perfect beach, respect the beauty, treat it gently & most importantly don’t leave any trash or plastics, even if they are not yours, keep our beaches clean.




Old Airport Beach Park

Ahalanui Beach Park

Anaeehoomalu Bay /A Bay

Hapuna Beach State Park

Honokahao Beach

Hookena Beach Park

Kahaluu Beach Park

Kamakahonu Beach/King Kam

Kapoho Tide Pools

Kaunaoa Beach/Mauna Kea Beach

Kaupuluhu Beach/4 Season

Kekaha Kai State Park

Keokea Beach Park

Kihlo Bay

Laaloa Beach Park

Laupahoehoe Point Park


Manini'owali/ Kua Bay

Nautral Energy Lab

Onekahakaha Beach Park

Spencer Beach Park


Most Popular Beaches

Always remember that in Hawaii all beaches are public. This means you can relax and enjoy on any stretch of sand you like!


In General the surf is higher and stronger in the winter months. Always pay attention to the signs posted and if in doubt don’t go out!


CAUTION - Most common signs 
  • Danger No Lifguard on Duty

  • Caution Man- O -War

  • Caution Sharp Coral

  • Caution Slippery Rocks

  • Caution Sudden Drop Off

  • Warning Dangerous Shore Break

  • Warning High Surf

  • Warning Strong Current

  • Danger Waves Break on Ledge

  • Danger Beach Closed

  • Danger No Diving

  • Danger No Swimming

  • Caution Shark Sighting

  • Warning Rip Currents



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