Puako Tide Pools
Puako is known for giant tide pools, set in the swirls and dips of the pahoehoe coastline. Some pools are deep enough to shelter live...
Paddle to one or two snorkeling sites in Puako's pristine, less-traveled waters. Water depth is about 20ft; swim through underwater...
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
This casual indoor/outdoor space lets you enjoy the sunset, drinks and pupu (appetizers), and special exhibits of top local artists'...
Brown's Beach House
The prices might deter you but, otherwise, this oceanfront gem is virtually faultless. The service is gracious and the menu is...
Beach 69 information
Lonely Planet review
This lovely crescent of white sand is a local favorite but remains somewhat off the tourist radar. Both family-friendly and gay-friendly, this beach is less crowded than Hapuna Beach and its calm, protected waters are ideal for morning snorkeling. Around the boundary, shady trees provide welcome relief. Restrooms and showers are available; no lifeguards.
From Puako Beach Dr, take the first right turn onto Old Puako Rd. Find telephone pole No 71 to the left and park. Follow the 'road' to its end, and then tramp along the footpath that runs parallel to a wooden fence. In case you're wondering, telephone pole No 71 was once numbered No 69, which gave the beach its nickname.