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Kahalu'u Beach Park

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Address: Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739

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Easy in and out

Very good snorkeling for beginners. Guide there helped us know exactly what to do. Get in the shallows and swim out from five feet in. Saw beautiful fish. Get there early to beat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very good snorkeling for beginners. Guide there helped us know exactly what to do. Get in the shallows and swim out from five feet in. Saw beautiful fish. Get there early to beat the crowds and get free parking. They have a place to rent beach gear and lockers for rent too.

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Palisades Park, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

we stopped at this beach for some sun, relaxation and to see turtles. Very rocky beach, no turtles, very windy, rough surf.

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Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went on our last day and couldn't get it all in. Wind was out of the west so the waves chased the turtles out of the area. The snorkeling was outstanding with too many species of fish to remember. Be careful of the sun and stay on a towel to keep away the sand fleas. All the equipment you... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Never, ever have I seen this plentiful of fish. It's amazing and it's right off the road (not much of a beach) and you walk right out and there are fish before you even put your face in the water. Fish are right there when you are in 2 feet of water...well 1 foot of water. We went two days... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This little gem though is only for snorkeling and perfect for family members of all ages. Local park vendor renting gear if you left yours behind. Make sure you get out a ways were water clarity and coral heads are healthier. Lots of variety of fish life and not all "smalls" either. Don't be surprised if you see a sea... More 

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Calgary AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There are a fair number of rocks/lava around the entrance and into the water here, but also has a sandy bottom. We saw at least 3 turtles in and out of the water, and this is a great beginner snorkelling spot. We had a lot of surf our time in Hawaii and this was one of the few places we... More 

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Stamford CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Easy drive south of Kailua-Kona – easy parking, free beach entrance – a bit tricky entering/leaving the water over lava rock but once you’re in the water, the snorkeling is amazing, with lots of fish and sea turtles. We had time for a morning swim before getting back to our hotel to shower and change and get to the airport... More 

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chico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a great snorkel, safe for family with kids. A partially Submerged rock wall keeps large waves out but provides for A varity of sea life to get in. I don't think it gets more than 10 ft deep within the boundaries . Many fish species will swim right up to you.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This beach is very close to Kona. Part of the beach is for beginning surfing lessons, and part is for snorkeling. There are quite a number of tide pools where you can turtles. It is awesome for snorkeling. Quite shallow. Do wear your water shoes. The rocks are quite slippery, so be careful. There are lots of fishes, even in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

So we took the our 7 year old to this easy entry beach. There literally are fish are your feet as you walk in. A nature conservancy group sets up a van with literature, so there is a great opportunity to teach your kids about preserving the reef and all the little critters you will see here. We saw all... More 

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