Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area

West Hawai‘i state parks will close early at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, New Year’s Eve. Parks closing early include Hapuna, Kiholo and Kekaha Kai (Mahaiula and Kua Bay sections).

The first phase of work, which began on Monday, October 30, in the Hapuna Beach North section, has required closure of the comfort station and pavilion -- a portable toilet will be provided. Replacement has also begun of the concession pathway, beach and shower pathways, and pathway from the upper parking lot. Security fencing will be installed. This phase is expected to be completed by January 7, 2018.

The park will remain open during each phase of work, however, closures should be expected in the specific areas impacted, including pathways, comfort stations, pavilions, showers and parking areas. We apologize for the inconvenience as we complete these important upgrades to the park.


Three Frogs Cafe (snack bar) at the Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area is open daily from 10am-4pm, serving fish tacos, burgers and salads, tropical smoothies and shave ice.  They also offer beach rentals of boogie boards, beach
chairs and umbrellas, and snorkeling gear.

Hours 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, daily
Entrance Fee Out-of-State Independent Visitor Fee:

  • $5 per visitor vehicle parking fee.

Commercial PUC Tour Vehicle:

  • 1-7 passenger vehicles: $10
  • 8-25 passenger vehicles: $20
  • 26 or more passenger vehicles: $40
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Camping Online reservations for the shelters at Hāpuna must be made at least 7 days in advance of check-in date.
Fees start at $30 per shelter per night.
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Landscaped beach park with swimming during calm seas, bodysurfing during periods of shore breaks, sunbathing and other beach-related activities, picnicking and shelter lodging opportunities.

Dangerous rip currents and pounding shore breaks during periods of high surf! Waves over 3 feet high are for experts – all others should stay out of the water and away from the shoreline! Lifeguard services. Hiking opportunity along the coastal trail. (61.8 acres)

Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area rents 4-person A-Frame shelters.  These shelters consist of a single screened room with wooden sleeping platforms and a picnic table. Centrally located in the shelter complex is an enclosed pavilion with a range, refrigerator, and tables. Comfort Stations with cold showers and restrooms are available for shared use by all shelters.

NOTICE: To further enhance your visit to Hapuna Beach SRA, State Parks has contracted work to be done on the comfort stations and other facilities in the park.  This will require the closing of the comfort stations while they are being worked on.  During the renovation work, portable toilets and shower will be made available to park patrons normally using these facilities.  For public safety, please remain outside of the marked work areas during your visit.  We thank you for your understanding.