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    The Big Island has a huge number of County, State and Federal Parks and just as many wonderful beaches. This page lists parks and beaches by the district they are in on the Big Island. We are in the process of reviewing and photographing each park and beach - a huge task. As each park and beach is reviewed it will be hyperlinked to its review in the lists below.

    To find Big Island Parks and Beaches select your approximate location from the map on the left or from the links below:

    Puna District Parks and Beaches

    The following table lists Federal, State, County, and Local parks and beaches for the Puna District. Parks and Beaches with reviews and pictures are hyperlinked.

    Park NameWalksBeachSwimSnorkelWaterSurfingRestrooms
    'Ahalanui Park    
    Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park    
    Isaac Hale Beach Park 
    Kaimū (Kalapana) Beach     
    Kapoho Bay    
    Kapoho Tide Pools     
    Kea'au Beach    
    Kehena Beach     
    Lava Tree State Park     
    MacKenzie State Park      
     
    South Hilo District Parks and Beaches

    The following table lists Federal, State, County, and Local parks and beaches for the South Hilo District. Parks and Beaches with reviews and pictures are hyperlinked.

    Park NameWalksBeachSwimSnorkelWaterSurfingRestrooms
    Boiling Pots     
    Carlsmith Ocean Park Beach    
    Coconut Island (Mokuola)     
    Honoli'i Beach Park  
    Ice Pond      
    James Kealoha Beach Park  
    Kaumana Caves      
    Keaukaha Beach    
    Kolekole Beach Park   
    Leleiwi Beach Park 
    Lihikai (Onekahakaha) Beach Park  
    Lili'uokalani Gardens   
    Panaewa Zoo    
    Rainbow Falls      
    Reeds Bay Park      
    Richardson Ocean Park 
    Wailoa River State Park      
     
    North Hilo District Parks and Beaches

    The following table lists Federal, State, County, and Local parks and beaches for the North Hilo District. Parks and Beaches with reviews and pictures are hyperlinked.

    Park NameWalksBeachSwimSnorkelWaterSurfingRestrooms
    Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park   
     
    Hāmākua District Parks and Beaches

    The following table lists Federal, State, County, and Local parks and beaches for the Hāmākua District. Parks and Beaches with reviews and pictures are hyperlinked.

    Park NameWalksBeachSwimSnorkelWaterSurfingRestrooms
    Kalopa State Park      
    Waipio Beach    
    Waipio Valley Lookout      
     
    North Kohala District Parks and Beaches

    The following table lists Federal, State, County, and Local parks and beaches for the North Kohala District. Parks and Beaches with reviews and pictures are hyperlinked.

    Park NameWalksBeachSwimSnorkelWaterSurfingRestrooms
    Kamehameha Birthsite      
    Kamehameha Park    
    Kapa'a Beach Park  
    Keokea Beach Park  
    Lapakahi State Historical Park (Koai'e Cove)  
    Kukuipahu Heiau      
    Mahukona Beach Park  
    Mookini Heiau      
    James Kealoha Beach Park     
     
    South Kohala District Parks and Beaches

    The following table lists Federal, State, County, and Local parks and beaches for the South Kohala District. Parks and Beaches with reviews and pictures are hyperlinked.

    Park NameWalksBeachSwimSnorkelWaterSurfingRestrooms
    Hāpuna State Beach Park  
    Kauna'oa Beach 
    Kawaihae Harbor 
    Mau'umae Beach     
    Spencer Beach Park  
    Pu'ukohola Heiau      
    Wai'ula'ula Beach   
     
    North Kona District Parks and Beaches

    The following table lists Federal, State, County, and Local parks and beaches for the North Kona District. Parks and Beaches with reviews and pictures are hyperlinked.

    Park NameWalksBeachSwimSnorkelWaterSurfingRestrooms
    'Anaeho'omalu Bay 
    He'eia Bay     
    Honokōhau Beach   
    Kahalu'u Beach Park 
    Kailua Park  
    Kaloko-Honokohau Historical Park 
    Keauhou Bay 
    Kekaha Kai State Park 
    Keolonahihi Park      
    Kīholo Bay  
    Kona Scenic Park      
    Pu'ukohola Heiau      
    La'aloa (White Sands) Beach Park  
    Mahai'ula Beach   
    Makalawena Shoreline   
    Manini'ōwali Beach    
    Mākole'ā Beach      
    Old Kona Airport & Beach 
    Pahoehoe Beach Park     
    Wāwāloli Beach  
     
    South Kona District Parks and Beaches

    The following table lists Federal, State, County, and Local parks and beaches for the South Kona District. Parks and Beaches with reviews and pictures are hyperlinked.

    Park NameWalksBeachSwimSnorkelWaterSurfingRestrooms
    Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau Historical Park
    Greenwell Park      
    Hōnaunau Beach    
    Ho'okena Beach Park  
    Kapu'a Bay    
    Ke'ei Beach   
    Miloli'i Beach Park  
    Nāpō'opo'o Beach Park  
    Oea Beach     
    Okoe Beach    
     
    Ka'ū District Parks and Beaches

    The following table lists Federal, State, County, and Local parks and beaches for the Ka'ū District. Parks and Beaches with reviews and pictures are hyperlinked.

    Park NameWalksBeachSwimSnorkelWaterSurfingRestrooms
    Green Sand Beach   
    Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park    
    Kahuku Park      
    Kāwā Bay  
    Manukā Beach   
    Manukā State Wayside Park      
    Punalu'u Beach Park 
    Nīnole Cove     
    Pōhue Bay   
    Whittington Beach Park   

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