CALM WHITE SAND BEACH WITH PLENTY OF SHADE
This beach has soft white sand with a gentle slope into the normally calm water. An excellent place to bring young children!
PACK A DELICIOUS PICNIC
There is a large picnic pavilion on the grounds and lots of picnic tables. Pack a delicious lunch and enjoy!
NEAR ANCIENT TEMPLES
The Pu’ukoloa Heiau is just North of the beach and a great spot to learn about the ancient Hawaiian temples you’ll find there.
THE PERFECT PLACE TO BUILD A SAND KINGDOM!
Spencer Beach, located South of Kawaihae Harbor is named after Samuel M. Spencer, the former chairman of the Hawaii County Board of Supervisors, responsible for developing the North Kohala Coast.
There is a long, shallow reef offshore which keeps the water calm and perfect for swimming! The water near the shore is shallow and the ocean floor slopes gently making this an excellent beach for young children. The sand is perfect for digging and building sand castles!
With a fair number of trees you’ll be able to find a good amount of shade at this beach.
There are picnic tables and a large picnic pavilion which has electrical outlets. Camping is allowed on the grounds, but a permit is needed for overnight stays. There are outdoor showers, restrooms, trash cans, and lifeguards on Weekends and Holidays.
There is a National Historic Site beside the beach which is home to the ruins Pu’ukohola Heiau. The site has a visitors center and interpretive trail where you can learn about the historical significance of this ancient temple. Read more about this attraction on our Hawaiian Historical Heritage page. You can also access Mau’umae Beach from Spencer Beach Park via a half-mile walk South along the Ala Kahakai Trail.
Travelling North on Hwy 19 turn left onto Hwy 270. Continue 0.4 miles and take the first left onto Spencer Beach Park Rd. Follow the road toward the ocean and take the second right to enter the parking lot. The first right goes to the parking lot for the Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. There is additional parking to the left at the South end of the beach near the campsites and the picnic pavilion.
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