The Big Island of Hawaii is home to an incredible diversity of stunning beaches. Here you will find not just white sand beaches but black sand and green sand beaches with olivine crystals.
Hapuna Beach State Park, Kona
The largest and most popular white sand beach on the Big Island. Hapuna State Beach Park, about a 45-minute drive from the condo, is the largest and most popular white sand beach on the island. The beach offers easy parking, available bathrooms and picnic areas.
Honl’s Beach, Kailua-Kona
One of the great Kona beaches, and famous for being the place where boogie boarding originated. When the waves are up, experienced surfers and body boarders surf the break. Beach located next to Kona Reef Condos.
Kahalu`u Beach Park, Kailua-Kona
One of the best snorkeling spots and our favorite spot in town with lot of colorful fishes and gentle turtles. Snorkel rentals available onsite. Five miles South of town on Ali’i Drive.
Kiholo Bay, Kailua-Kona
Kiholo Bay is spectacular, but keep in mind that there are no paved paths, it’s all lava and cinder. You have to be careful not to miss the little road down to the bay from the highway. At the bay are plenty of turtles. Remember the rules and don’t harm or frighten them in any way.Please note: rather than park at mile marker 81 where there are no paved paths, it’s all lava and cinder, stop at mile marker 83 (2 miles before). It takes you all the way down to beach on a semi paved road. You can park there and walk back along the beach. You must walk along beach for a while to get to the bay and you need good footwear – not flipflops!
Makalawena Beach, Kailua-Kona
White sand soft as powder this beach is located just North of Kona Airport. Seclude and uncrowded with a 30 minutes hike over lava bed trails.
Magic Sand (White Sands), Kailua-Kona
Popular beach for sun bathing, swimming, body surfing & boogie boarding. Called Magic Sand because the sand disappears temporarily from the beach with rough surf. Three miles south of town on Ali’i Drive.
Manini’owali Beach, Kailua-Kona
Manini’owali Beach at Kua Bay with its sugar-fine white sand and striking clear turquoise waters makes this a favorite for locals as well as vacationers Twelve miles north of Kailua Kona (30 minutes), the road to the beach is on the ocean side between mile markers 88 and 89 and right across from the entrance to the Veteran’s Cemetery.
Spencer Beach Park, Kawaihae
On the shoreline immediately below Puʻukohola Heiau, a famous temple built by Kamehameha I, is Spencer Beach Park. Spencer Beach Park is considered a ‘locals’ beach and is popular with families because of its usually calm waters and its gently sloping white-sand beach.
You can find information about the Big Island beaches by visiting Kona123 website at http://www.kona123.com/beachmap.html