HAPUNA: 'Best' Beach Park in Hawai'i State: Big Island, Hawai'i Travel tips

HAPUNA STATE BEACH PARK

BIG ISLAND, HAWAI’I ISLAND Copyright: EJ Sanders,Sept. 2019

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HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK, BIG ISLAND LOOKING NORTH TOWARDS MAUI. HALEAKALA IS CIRCLED.

HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK, BIG ISLAND LOOKING NORTH TOWARDS MAUI. HALEAKALA IS CIRCLED.

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  • Is it better to go in the morning, noon, mid-afternoon or late afternoon?

  • Essentials particular to Hapuna Beach at any time.

  • Park Amenities

  • No SUP boards or Kayaks.

  • Floaties permitted.

  • No surfboards.

  • Boogie Boards permitted.

  • Boogie Board Rentals available next to food shack Three Frogs located in the parking lot.

  • Local Tip: Three Frogs serves awesome Shave Ice!!

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    Hapuna Beach State Park has many amenities for all ages and abilities of beach goers. The cement and asphalt paths are well maintained, clean and clear of all debris every morning. Handicap accessible to showers and toilets easily located in buildings on both sides of the beach. There are three shower systems with multiple heads. Handicap accessible parking is located closest to the food shack and if you continue to wind along the parking lot to the left side facing the ocean, you’ll be able to access a direct Handicap Only route to the bottom parking lot/toilets/shower.

  • Local tip: please watch your step around the showers, or your elder’s and kid’s step because it could be a little slippery where algae may have grown it’s a dark green color.

Hapuna Beach State Park showers, gorgeous, maintained, easy access for the entire family.

Hapuna Beach State Park showers, gorgeous, maintained, easy access for the entire family.


  • BBQ PITS

  • PICNIC TABLES

  • COVERED PARTY BUILDINGS (FIRST COME FIRST SERVE)

  • GRASSY LAWNS

  • WIDE OPEN WHITE SAND ROOM FOR HUNDREDS OF UMBRELLAS

  • LOADS OF PARKING(THE HIGHER YOU PARK UP THE STEEPER THE WALK DOWN)





  • Gate Opens at 7am.

    what time of day is best to go?

    My answer is it depends on how much sun you want. If we go mid day, expect to park at the top unless you have handicap access because it’ll be packed by then. Early morning is best for less sun, you can show your kids the crab holes, let your kids trample the beach with their footprints and echoed laughter first and be able to park closest to the beach itself and under the shade of a tree. Plus, if you’re throwing a party in one of the two pavilions, ‘first come, first serve’. Or, if you need room for your volleyball net, then better to come early to stake out your zone. Another good time to show up is past three o’clock in the afternoon. By then, the sun is heading down, you can still get burned so watch out, but by 4:30, the beach is clearing out, it’s quieting down for the day, the lifeguards go home and the heat begins to dissipate; maybe a chill even begins to rise.

  • Gate Closes at 8pm.

    Non-Resident/ no Hawai’i State ID will result in a parking charge of $5

    I promise you, I never saw this on a ballet. They also charge at Akaka Falls the same fee. Yes, you can park along the road outside the gate and pay nothing. Going mid morning or after church, guaranteed the line is building up to pay the parking toll.

Be prepared when you arrive with your essentials because distances to supermarkets, convenient stores may be miles away or close eary island style.

Bodysurfing Hapuna Beach State Park. Hawai'i Island. Big Island.

HAPUNA BEACH ESSENTIALS

This is a family friendly beach, perfect for catching waves with the kids on gentle days.

HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK CABINS LINK HERE

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