Top ChoiceBeach in Puako

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

Hapuna Beach is world famous for its magnificent half-mile sweep of white powder sand and fabulously clear waters. In summer, waves are calm and allow good swimming, snorkeling and diving. When the surf's up in...

Top ChoiceBeach in Puako

Beach 69

This lovely powdering of white sand is a local favorite but remains somewhat off the tourist radar. Both family-friendly and gay-friendly, its calm, protected waters are ideal for a bout of casual snorkeling....

Landmark in Puako

Puako Shoreline

Puako is known for its large, attractive tide pools. There are multiple public shoreline access points along Puako Beach Dr, but the entrance area before the end of the road has parking space for several vehicles...

Food & Drinks in Puako

Puako General Store

This general store sells groceries and has traditionally been a spot for locals to hang and gossip. It's been purchased by Blue Wilderness, a Kohala dive outfit, and while it will remain a general store, it will...

Church in Puako

Hokuloa United Church

Heading toward Puako ‘town’ you’ll pass the Hokuloa United Church on your right. This may be the cutest little white seaside church on the Big Island. Originally built in 1860, the structure fell apart and was...

American in Puako

Three Frogs

A pair of friendly brothers run this Hapuna Beach concession stand, which sells enormous fish tacos, burgers and other variations of food that all go down a treat after a good swim. Located adjacent to the path...