You wouldn't think you can get in here. But if you go early (7:30AM) to the Mauna Kea Resort there are only 40 parking spots open to get to this hidden gem. Locals know that you say "beach access" at the imposing gate for those who want to swim in its clear blue water, check it out in North Kohala. Spectacular white sand beach with some shade trees. The 40 parking spots get filled by 9AM or sooner so go early. It's also good for boogie boarding.