Mahukona Beach

Phone (808) 961-8311
4.5 stars from 4 reviews
Address Highway 270, Hawi, HI 96719
Good for snorkeling. No sandy beach here.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: BBQ Grills
• Facilities: Picnic Tables • Parking: Good / Plenty
• Good For: Scuba Diving • Good For: Snorkeling
• Good For: Sunsets • Good For: Whale Sightings

Full Description
Mahukona Beach is located in the Hawi of Hawaii's Big Island but it isn't your typical sandy Hawaiian beach. In fact, there isn't a sandy beach here at all as this is an old harbor from a sugar company.

If you're looking to do some snorkeling then this is your place. Assuming the ocean is calm, the water here can be clear. Access into the water is easy via a ladder. Just remember that there is no lifeguard here so you are on your own.

You're likely to see plenty of fish around here which is always fun. What might be more interesting is the equipment the old company left behind that you'll find on the seafloor.

During the week this place isn't used much, so you may have it all to yourself at times but it will likely be a bit busier on weekends and holidays.

Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
Not a place for the average beachgoer but if you're into snorkeling and conditions are good then this can be a great spot for that.
Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 27
Mahukona Beach has an overall 4.5 star average rating from many online reviews.
Lisa W
Joined: Jun 2016
Reviews: 1
Likes Received: 1
Awesome place to snorkel! If you swim a little ways out, there are boilers from old ships on the bottom. All kinds of fishes swimming around and just really cool to check out. This is not a swimming place for beginners! Not safe to swim during high tide.
Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
I love this place. You can see how this was an old boat landing from years ago. Definitely, a place where fisherman worked the sea.

Easily accessible water access with steps - perfect for snorkelers. The ocean is somewhat protected from waves. There's is plenty of parking.
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