Hawaii Island Beaches

ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay, also known as A-Bay or Waikoloa Beach, is a palm lined, white sand beach located on the South Kohala coast at Waikoloa on the island of Hawaii. ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay is best known for its sunsets, snorkeling and historic, royal fishponds.


Hāpuna beach is 1/2 mile long, is almost always sunny, and has a continuous shore break that is great fun to play in for all ages. Hapuna only gets 10 inches of rain annually and the beach is lined by trees and a shaded picnic pavilion. There is also a professional lifeguard on duty year-round.  All of this makes Hapuna a great family beach.

Kauna’oa Beach is also known as Mauna Kea Beach because it fronts the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. This beach is one of the prettiest white sand beaches in Hawaii.

Also known as Maniniowali Beach, one of the prettiest white-sand beaches on the Big Island. Fine white sand and crystal clear waters make this is a great place for snorkeling and swimming. Be careful is the surf is high!

One of the prettiest white-sand beaches of Hawaii. Only reachable by a strenuous 1-mile hike beyond Mahai’ula Beach Park.

Beautiful salt-and-sweet water bay with good swimming. Most of the ocean access is private property, but there is a public access beach. If the tide is out the bay is dotted with tide pools that are perfect for snorkeling.