Located 27 miles north of Kona International Airport on the Big Island's Kohala Coast, the 61-acre Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area is one of the most popular state parks in Hawaii.
Hapuna Beach is a half-mile crescent shaped beach bordered by the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Hapuna Golf Course on its northern end.
There is great swimming during calm seas, bodysurfing during periods of shore breaks, a covered picnic pavilion, picnic areas, snack bar, restroom and shower facilities. Dangerous rip currents and pounding shore breaks occur during periods of high surf.
A number of A-frame tent shelters are available for rent. Hiking opportunities are available as the park serves as an access point for the historic Ala Kahakai Coastal Trail.