In the cove next door to Hapuna Beach is Mauna Kea Beach, another one of the best white sand beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii. The beach is accessible from the iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, but there are only about 20 parking spots for public access. If you want to go, you better get there early! The beach…

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Today, I went on a beautiful hike through the Pololu Valley. Starting atop a scenic lookout, I made friends with a mule before embarking on the trail down to a black sand beach. The views were incredible and there was a perfect warm breeze. I definitely recommend checking this spot out if you ever visit the Big Island! With my…

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