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Big Island

Kohala & North Island

The Big Island's north end is a long drive from anywhere, but it can be a memorable adventure. Known as the gateway to the Pololu Valley, Kohala is also home to many diverse beach parks and historical sites. The towns of Hawi and Kapaau give visitors options for recharging on a trip up north.

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Kona & West Island

The city of Kailua-Kona and the resorts of Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani, and Waikoloa are all located in the western part of the Big Island. This sunny region with world-class beaches is where most vacationers stay when visiting the Big Island.

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Kau & South Island

The southern part of the Big Island has remote beaches plus an amazing black sand beach and a rare green sand beach. This district known as Ka'u is wild and wonderful at the same time.

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Hilo & East Island

The eastern side of the Big Island around the city of Hilo is covered in lush rainforest. It's not known for sandy beaches, but the coastal parks and waterfalls are gorgeous destinations.

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find your perfect beach in hawaii

Starting with The Big Island (more islands coming soon), we have all the beaches in Hawaii organized by island & region. Use our interactive map to locate beaches near your stay. Or read our informative guides that will help you choose from the most popular beaches or discover a hidden gem beach where you can explore without the crowds. No matter what you are looking for, our detailed beach descriptions will give you all of the information you need about the activities each beach is known for from surfing and sunbathing to snorkeling and whale watching.