1. Makalawena Beach
We just want to quote what people say about this beach and you be the judge;
"Hey guys, I found heaven.." Take the extra walk down to Makalawena.. but don't tell anyone else about it. The seclusion is the BEST part. Signs will guide you, sort of, keep an eye out. Over a few lava fields and BAM - there's the pearly gates.
" Perfect.." This earth has very few beautiful spots that are human free. This beach is close to perfect for "getting away" while close to the airport and town....bring your solitude and forget everything. Our compact rental made it three times at about 25 minutes per run. you know what I'm talking about! I hope this area remains as is....no more development!
“Not a private beach but felt like it” It is far enough off the beaten path that few people show up. There were maybe 5 people on it when we got there on a Tuesday right after lunch. There is a short drive through the lava field but 4wd or higher clearance vehicles won't have any problem. Water is good for swimming but poor snorkeling or boogie boarding.
2. Maniniowali Beach (Kua Bay)
A memorable reputation on the Big Island for its pristine
white sand and clear blue green water. At one time it was one among a list of
beaches that could only be accessed by a 4 Wheel Drive vehicle or by walking
down the rough lava rock road to its shore. Now there is a nice paved road and
has bathrooms and showers.
3. Mahai'ula Beach