Anaehoomalu Beach

#7 in Best Things To Do in Hawaii - The Big Island
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Key Info

Marriott, Waikoloa Road

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Beaches, Swimming/Pools, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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  • 5.0Value
  • 5.0Facilities
  • 3.0Atmosphere

One of the Kohala Coast's premier beaches, Anaehoomalu Beach is a favorite haunt for frequent Big Island visitors. Do as they do and call it "A-Bay" – that way you'll truly be in the know. You won't find too many locals on this massive stretch of salt and pepper sand, but you will have lots of opportunities to try some water sports, such as stand up paddle boarding and snorkeling, in the calm and clear water. 

Visitors will tell you that A-Bay isn't the most picturesque shore on Big Island, but it has convenience going for it. Hordes of hotels provide the backdrop, and there are lots of nearby bars and bathrooms to choose from. However, some say that there are limited beach chairs, so travelers might want to bring their own chairs and umbrellas. You can also visit at about any time of day you want: there are no set hours of operation and there's ample parking in a public parking lot.

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