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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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Cleveland, OH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The snorkeling here is absolutely amazing. We paid big bucks to for a snorkel boat tour off of Maui. The snorkeling here was much better and only cost us $14.50 for snorkel and fin rental. We saw all kinds of tropical fish and 4 green sea turtles. All in beautiful shallow water and right off of Ali'i Drive. You can... More

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Treviso
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

well, it was my first time snorkeling and I swam with a turtle!!! Very safe and easy for a newbie. To reach the sea you'll have to leap over some very slippery rocks.

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Mission, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Spent $20 for a return shuttle ride and snorkel rental at local rental place. Ride was about 25 min with a very enthusiastic shuttle driver. Nice park with change rooms ,showers,food trucks and picnic benches. Entry to water was very rocky and slippery, I fell both times I entered, and watched several others fall. Once in the water it was... More

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The Woodlands, Tx
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Sand is gritty due to lava rock, and water shoes are STRONGLY recommended. Waves are not as high as nearby White Sands so it's a good place for beginning surfers, along with families learning to snorkel together. Enjoy. looking for and sometimes finding a sunbathing turtle

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beach is not great, but the snorkeling is awesome. The water is usually very calm and visibility is good. It can get crowded on weekends.

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Penryn, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Good for families my kids are 7 & 10. Rent equipment from the Kahaluu Bay Surf & Sea shop. So much fun.

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Sauk City, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
107 helpful votes 107 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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