ACTIVITIES- Puako Beaches
At the northern end of Puako you will find the Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Waialea Bay State Park.
Hapuna Beach is a long wide sandy beach considered the prettiest on the west coast and a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. It has a café, picnic areas and restrooms. It can be very rough with strong currents. It was rated one of the finest white-sand beaches in the world. Sunsets at Hapuna are incredible and you can see the island of Maui 35 miles in the distance. Amenities include: a covered pavilion, picnic tables, showers, restrooms and a small hot dog and cold drink stand.
Photographs: Robert Shallenberger, Zach Caldwell, Samantha Birch and Andrew Walsh.