Scenic USA - Hawaii

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Hapuna Beach

Hapuna Beach

Photo by Ginny West

This inviting sunset view captures Hawaii's largest beach. Closed in on each end by bare lava rock crags, this seaside area is voted as the best beach in the United States time after time. Hapuna Beach, a half mile crescent, provides plenty of space for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and body-surfing. Somewhat of a surprise, this prime real estate is part of the 61 acre Hapuna Beach State Park. The picnic area is covered in lush tropical vegetation and shade trees. A-frame lodging, picnic pavilions, showers, snack bar and paved walkways make this an ideal get-away.
The landmark resorts, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Mauna Kea Resort, are found here on the Big Island's Kohala Coast. These legendary resorts, nestled into the bluffs overlooking Hapuna Beach, entertain guests from all over the world. Hapuna is Hawaiian for Spring of Life. A series of springs are scattered throughout the porous lava rock, bubbling out in cool streams. This view gives a hint of the beauty found on this grand Hawaiian beach.



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