The Big Island
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

As one of the largest white sand beaches on Hawaii, the recreation area is a draw for tourists and locals alike. When seas are calm, visitors enjoy snorkeling, boogie boarding, and swimming. Families enjoy the presence of a year-round professional lifeguard. Before diving in, ask about the ocean currents, as they may be strong at certain times of year.

If you've worked up an appetite after a day in the ocean, check out the Three Frogs Café for a meal of fish tacos. To spend the evening listening to the crashing of waves at Hapuna Beach Recreation Area, consider renting a four-person A-frame shelter. For other lodging options, visit one of several nearby resorts and hotels.

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