The Best Beaches to Visit in Pahoa on The Big Island of Hawaii

After you’re done booking car rentals, the best thing to do is check out the beaches in the area. Here are the best spots to visit in Pahoa!

Google Reviews in this blog post were captured on November 18, 2021.

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In this blog post, discover the best beach spots to visit in the Pahoa area. Find out the rating for each place, what each location has to offer, and other vital information for your travels.

If you are planning a trip to The Big Island of Hawaii, make sure to rent a vehicle from a local car rental company. Booking car rentals do not have to be a hassle. Visit to get the most affordable prices on the entire island.

Now, after you’ve made a reservation for a rental car, you’ll want to check out these top beach destinations in Pahoa. First on our list…

Kehena Black Sand Beach

  • Google Rating: 4.7 out of 422 Google reviews

  • Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

  • Address: 12-7124 Kalapana – Kapoho Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States

  • Activities: swim, dolphin-watch, hike, drum, dance

The Kehena Black Sand Beach located in the Puna district is one of the most amazing beaches in the area. The dark sand provides a warm and relaxing atmosphere alongside the beautiful palm trees. Also, it’s likely you’ll meet locals there who know how to have a good time.

Pohoiki Black Sand Beach AKA Isaac Hale Park

  • Google Rating: 4.7 out of 72 Google reviews

  • Hours: 7 AM to 6 PM

  • Address: 13-101 Kalapana – Kapoho Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States

  • Activities: walking, hiking, hot springs, picnic (blanket)

The Pohoiki Black Sand Beach is a lovely spot to take long walks. It is not the best place for swimming in the ocean though. However, there are natural hot thermal baths that are so perfect for soaking. Please, enter at your own risk and do not enter with any open wounds.

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Kaimu Beach Park

  • Google Rating: 4.6 out of 254 Google reviews

  • Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

  • Address: Kaimu Beach Park, Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States (insert in Google Maps)

  • Activities: walking, hiking, rock stacking, ocean gazing

The Kaimu Beach Park is very close to Uncle Robert’s Farmers Market which is open every day. You can take a nice walk to and from the farmers market and the beach. Wednesday is the best days to visit since the locals and tourists gather with vendors and live music until 10 PM.

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Shipman Beach AKA Haena Beach

  • Google Rating: 4.5 out of 161 Google reviews

  • Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

  • Address: Shipman Beach / Haena Beach, Keaau, HI 96749, United States (insert in Google Maps)

  • Activities: walking, hiking, swimming, sea turtle-watching, picnic (blanket)

The Shipman Beach is worth the hike. You’ll have to walk about 3.3 miles to get there. However, the trail is mostly flat with some muddy spots. So, bring proper foot attire. When you get there, take a dip then lay out a towel in the grass to get some sun.

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Before coming to Hawaii to visit all of these beautiful beaches in Pahoa, make sure you have a vehicle. Booking car rentals on The Big Island is easy. Remember, the best service and most affordable rates come from local car rental companies. We recommend Car In Hawaii — they have a phone 808936634seven — so give them a call today!