Kauna’oa Beach is also known as Mauna Kea Beach because it fronts the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. This beach is one of the prettiest white sand beaches in Hawaii.
Mauna Kea beach is a family beach with good access to facilities and is great for sunbathing, also for other fun activities. However, during the winter, waves are normally higher and a pounding shore break and strong rip currents can make entering the ocean hazardous.
The beach stretches for about half a mile and the waters are generally calm. There are also two small coral reefs on the sides of the beach.