Hapuna ranked top beach in the United States

  • A keiki plays in the waves at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area in February. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Residents and visitors alike enjoy the day at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area in February. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, known for its half-mile of white sand and gorgeous blue waters, topped Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Beaches list for 2021.