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Kahalu'u Beach Park

Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
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Ranked #6 of 9 Attractions in Keauhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Sauk City, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great walk in snorkeling. Rent equipment for $13.50 and walk in and swim over the coral reel. Tons of beautiful fish and low waves. A must see affordable snorkeling option. There is alot of lava rock on the beach so it's not really a good place for just swimming and hanging out, but snorkeling is best I've seen.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you're looking for a spot for a quiet picnic this *isn't* it. It tends to be busy and crowded, and parking can be very tight on weekends. However, it offers good snorkeling, with a high probability of sea turtles, and it's close to Kilua-Kona. And there are fresh-water showers, which you won't find at quieter beaches.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you want to see fish the moment you place you're head into the water, this is the place to go. Easy entry, great variety of fish, good facilities (bathrooms, showers, knowledgable staff, lifeguards, picnic area, and rental gear available) make this a great spot for a short snorkel. Parking available, but fills up quickly.

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Santa Barbara, California
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35 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I stayed right up the road from Kahalu'u Beach Park so it was an easy 10 minute drive. Easy parking. Park opens at 700am and we arrived early to be the first ones into the water. Saw large turtles feeding every other day within 20 minutes. Good sandy entry to the snorkeling area with no waves. Nice fish and eels,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went snorkeling here. It was beautiful and the turtles were around us. We went around 7:30 am. The tides, waves etc were very strong. There were strong undercurrents and the entry/exit over rocks was not easy with the waves crashing. The snorkeling was beautiful but the currents were pretty strong. We left after an hour because our teenage daughter... More

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Kailua Kona, Hi
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A wonderful state park, with easy access, parking , restrooms, picnic tables, etc. Lots of fish and turtles to view when snorkeling, too.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We took our kids ages 10 and 12 here for an hour or 2 most mornings. You need to get away from shore to see the better coral and lots of fish! We saw moray eels, an octopus and several green turtles. We used a noodle for my daughter but the rest of us were strong enough swimmers to snorkel... More

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Amherst, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This beach is a great place to snorkel. There is easy access to the water with a reef protecting the beach so the water is very calm. We were given a fish chart from Snorkel Bob's (where we rented our gear) and probably saw over half of the fish from the chart. The only problem with this place is the... More

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went here several times firing our trip. It is so easy to access fro Ali'i, the main road near the coastline. You can walk out twenty feet and be among some great coral reefs and fishies. Most people seemed to stay near the shore, but the best viewing is out another fifty yards or more. It's the same shallow... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I went with a novice snorkeller and she has wanted to return to the park everyday! Great viewing and the fish and turtles there are very used to the intrusion. It is rocky and there are some sharp coral areas on the bottom (very shallow.) I didn't have dive boots with me so wore a pair of socks with my... More

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