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Located on the Kohala Coast between the Mauna Kea Beach Resort and Mauna Lani Resort, Hapuna Beach is a half-mile-long crescent-shaped beach. Popular for its clear blue waters and soft white sand, it’s a favorite beach among both locals and visitors as it has smaller waves that are great for boogie boarding and playing in. It comes as no surprise that Hapuna Beach has been rated as the number one beach in America by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

If you’re trying to find that postcard beautiful beach that both young and those a little more seasoned will enjoy, Hapuna Beach will not disappoint. Amenities including pavilions, food concession, and equipment rental can all be found here, along with many other conveniences.

Looking for a great place to take a morning stroll, or perhaps watch a vibrant Hawaiian sunset? There’s a walking trail that runs along the cliffs behind the beach with some nice overlook spots, and the island of Maui is visible on clear days. Come discover how extraordinary Hapuna Beach is for yourself and decide if it makes your list of best beaches in America.

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