Beach 69

Beach in Puako

This lovely crescent 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. Around the boundary of the beach, copses of shady trees provide welcome relief from the sun. The north end of the beach is the best area for snorkeling; be aware that this area is popular with nudists as well. Restrooms and showers are available; there are no lifeguards.

From Puako Beach Dr, take the first right turn onto Old Puako Rd. Find telephone pole No 71 (originally numbered No 69) to the left and park. Follow the 'road' to its end, and then tramp along the footpath that runs parallel to a wooden fence.