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Waialea (Beach 69)

big island/kohala
Beaches/Public Recreational

Old Puako Rd
Waimea, 96743

Swimming, Family Friendly

Hours of Operation:

    7 AM – 7:30 PM
Swimming, Family Friendly

Waialea (Beach 69)

The Big Island's Kickin' Kohala Beach

Ah, yet another gem in the treasure trove of Kohala's beaches, Waialea Beach is a true island paradise. This beach offers a gentle slope into the water, creating ideal swimming conditions throughout most of the year when the sea is calm. While it may not be as renowned as Hapuna or Mauna Kea, Waialea Beach holds a special place in the hearts of savvy residents who often bring their families here for weekend getaways.

To the north, on the right side of the main beach, you'll discover a secluded little cove. It's an area that beachgoers occasionally claim for a day of relaxation, and some may choose to enjoy it without clothing. The northern part of the beach is also a haven for snorkeling enthusiasts, offering excellent underwater vistas. There's even a sea arch at the northern tip, but exercise caution and avoid walking on it, as it appears to be on the brink of change.

Waialea Beach is conveniently located just 30 miles north of Kona, in the Kohala resort area near Puako Road. To find this hidden gem, look for the short road located near telephone pole #71 (formerly pole #69, which is the source of its name). While the beach provides a natural paradise, it also offers essential facilities, including toilets and showers for your convenience.

It's worth noting that occasional high surf events can strip the beach of its sand, but nature gradually restores it over the course of several months. For access to this coastal oasis, there is a parking fee of $10 and a $5 entrance fee per person. Waialea Beach opens its welcoming shores from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., providing ample time for you to soak in its beauty and serenity.

Waialea (Beach 69)The Big Island's Kickin' Kohala BeachAh, yet another gem in the treasure trove of ....

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