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The Best Beaches on the Big Island for Kids (2024)

A stunning sunset at A-Bay Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.

I’m a mom raising two kids in Hawaii, and visiting beaches with attainable waves, easy parking, and full facilities is instrumental in helping me relax and enjoy a day spent by the sea. These are the best beaches on the Big Island.

Big Island Transportation: Do You Need a Car in 2024

A man giving shakas and standing in front of a black truck and an aloha sign on the Big Island of Hawaii.

If you’re mapping out your Big Island itinerary and wondering whether to rent a car or rely on those cute flip-flop-clad feet, you’re in the right place. As a mama of two living in Hawaii, I’ve learned a thing or two about transporting these little dudes around.