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Kahalu'u Beach Park

Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
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Ranked #6 of 8 attractions in Keauhou
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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Calgary, Canada
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250 reviews 250 reviews
87 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Safe location for beginners. Unfortunately the reef is dying because of the large number of visitors and toxins. Most suntan lotions tends to kill the reef polyps, spend a little extra for the ecologically friendly brands. Do not stand on or touch the coral. I would have loved this place 30 years ago. It will only be a matter of... More

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Rancho Cucamonga
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This beach has a different sand variety. The sand was very, very hot! There is a surf/paddle/boogie board rental place. There was a food truck in the parking lot for most of the day. The water was very mild, we were hoping to let our younger kids surf board but the waves were not big enough. The kids enjoyed snorkeling... More

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Washington/ Oregon border
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

What more can I say beyond the tittle. This is a super cool spot. Give the turtles room and don't crowd them and you can float and watch them all day. Tons of fish, good variety too. Go out a ways and there is even lovely coral in decent shape considering the amount of traffic. Be respectful and keep this... More

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so cal
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31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Whenever you go to this beach there will be turtles up on the sand or just in the shallow water. On Monday, we saw three of them there. There are plenty more out in the bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is the best place for beginner snorkelers. Shallow water, lots of fish and the beautiful green turtles of Hawaii. Easy access in and out. Lots of staff and volunteers to help tourists.

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Olympia, Washington
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This beach has it all. As a park, there is parking, bathrooms, showers, covered patio, food vendors, snorkel gear rental, and a lifeguard. That, and the best intro to snorkeling. The waters are pretty protected, very shallow (much less than 5' deep, and it teems with fish and turtles. Easy to see, easy to photograph. Floating on the surface with... More

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This beach was one of my favorites in Kona, not necessarily for swimming, but for seeing turtles and getting some great information about them from Reef Teach. There were facilities, (toilets, outdoor showers) and there was a snack wagon close by. Parking wasn't too bad. There are places to park a short walk from the beach, up the road. Kahalu'u... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had phenomenal snorkeling here on March 21st and 22nd, 2011. We were staying next door at the Outrigger, so we came over here each morning to spend a few hours with the fish & turtles. The first day we saw an amazing amount of fish & a turtle. The fish population was so dense, there were just swarms of... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We're staying a Kona Coast Resort & this is the closest snorkeling area, about 5-10 minutes away. I attended a snorkel class despite being a certified diver & was given the tip to just use water dogs to snorkel rather than my fins for greater ease of entry & exit from the water. He was right about that & I... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stayed opposite this beach again, and it is always busy. All day every day, heavily used park in and out of the water. Locals and tourists. Always super clean and usable and you can generally get parked. Next to no sand, so forget that. But the snorkelling is really good, great easy entry for everyone and you`ll probably trip over... More

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