Enjoy your time on the beach and go snorkeling over a Nature Preserve reef.
Voted the number one beach in 2016, Hanauma Bay was a place that Hawaiian Royalty used for fishing and recreation. The bay was formed within a volcanic cone which created a pristine marine ecosystem for a variety of fish and other sea creatures. Hanauma Bay was declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park in 1967. A conservation plan was laid out in 1990 to restore and preserve the bay after being overly used by visitors. Now, there is a booth on the beach and a marine education center as part of the conservation plan to help educate visitors about the marine life and preservation and safety rules of the park. It is a beautiful and fun place to enjoy the beach, warm water, and discover all kinds of sea life through swimming and snorkeling in the area.
No reservations are required. Admission is $12 per person over the age of 12. Parking is available for $3 per slot. There is also a bus that goes to the bay for $2.75. There is a snack bar and restrooms on-site. Hanauma Bay is closed every Monday and Tuesday and is open from 8 am to 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday. No entry is allowed after 2 pm. Visit the heart of Hawaii at Hanauma Bay State Park during your next Hawaii vacation.