Would you prefer a big, white sandy beach or perhaps a more unique looking beach with lava rocks and sea turtles for your session? Here are some ideas for locations for your shoot that I love. I'm always open to new places so just let me know if you want to try something different!

 
 

Hapuna Beach

Consistently rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States, Hapuna is a truly stunning and expansive white sandy beach. If you are looking for a clean beach look for your session, this is the one. 

Best time: Sunset
Notes: $5 fee to park in the lot for non-residents. It's also a bit of a steep walk down to the beach so strollers or heavy bags are discouraged.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xSEozBL73yA2 

 

waialea bay (beach 69)

You'll find a beautiful, lava rock shoreline with stunning old Keawe trees all along this beach. Made up of several natural coves, this is a beautiful and visually interesting photo location. Perfect if you'd like something very unique to the Big Island. 

Best time: Sunset
Notes: Bring comfortable flip flops or sandals so that you can walk on rocks
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/RgEvN1mYTK62

 

puako hidden beaches

You won't find these hidden gems on google maps! Puako beaches are well hidden and therefore often quite empty. On a clear day, Maui is visible from the shores and during whale-watching season, it is common to see whale pods jumping and dancing in the distance. There is limited sandy beach area, but plenty of tide pools and calm waters. There are also a few areas with green trees and walkways.

Best time: Sunrise or sunset
Notes: Not available during high tide

 

anaeho`omalu beach (a bay)

Conveniently located near many of the Waikoloa resorts, Anaeho`omalu, or A Bay is a lovely beach with a good length of sandy shores as well as a palm tree grove lining the pond near the beach. One corner of the beach features the more traditional Big Island lava rocks in the water that can add great variety to your session! 

Best time: Sunrise or sunset
Notes: Next to Lava Lava Beach Club Restaurant - great spot for dinner after your session! Reservations strongly recommended
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/sToMtdUz8ZN2

 

old kona airport beach park

This beach is located outside of Waikoloa, just in Kailua-Kona town, near the Target and does require a $50 travel fee. A great option for those located closer to Kona, Holualoa or Captain Cook. Everyone gets a kick out of this fun beach! As the name suggests, this was once the original Kona Airport and has since been turned into a beautiful Beach Park. You'll find a sandy beach, lined with lava rocks and lots of greenery and palm trees. Getting here involves a fun drive along the old airport runway! 

Best time: Sunset
Notes: $50 travel fee for this spot and any other location more than 30 miles from Waikoloa.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/VMHEZ7wx9rM2