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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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Sea Turtles!

We read about this site in our LP guide book. It was beyond all our expectations. The snorkeling was great. We saw dozens of sea turtles and fish. It was a wonderful experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We read about this site in our LP guide book. It was beyond all our expectations. The snorkeling was great. We saw dozens of sea turtles and fish. It was a wonderful experience.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I've been to the Big Island several times and always stop by Kahalu'u Beach Park at least once or twice for snorkeling. Love this place! Pluses: - Lots of fish! You don't have to go far to see them. - Good spot for a beginning snorkeler - Sea turtles! I've come more than 10 times, and I've seen sea turtles... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is the place for beginner snorkeling. Easy access, lots of fish, very shallow. Not much reef to speak of, and the consistent shallow water makes it less interesting for a more advanced snorkeler.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The reef has definitely been affected by overuse and lack of care by those in the area. There's still great snorkeling, plenty of fish to see (they aren't shy either), and some coral that still may be alive. It's sad that people don't understand or take caution with the reef. Anyway, there is a decent parking lot on site and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We read that this was one of the best places for snorkeling on the island and we were not disappointed. We saw lots of fish and a couple of turtles. The water is fairly calm, especially inside the breakwater. If you head to the north side the water is less calm and there are surfers around, but the snorkeling is... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Easy access beach for snorkelling. Usually you will see turtles. Only downside is that there is minimal parking, but be patient, people are always coming and going.

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Bathroom and shower available. Surfing and snorkeling are both good here. Visibility excellent. Not too crowded. Picnic tables are present for shaded dining. Water was beautiful and people were friendly and helpful.

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Water is shallow almost everywhere and the fish don't seem to mind people at all. You are as close to fish as you will be anywhere and there are more fish per acre than anywhere else we have been except Yal Ku. Entry is via a couple of small sandy channels but its all good once you are out there.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a great place. It's not a beach, per se, but there's a small sand area for kiddies to play and lots of tide pools over to the left where turtles swim and fish can be seen without snorkels. The snorkeling itself is awesome considering the accessibility. You basically walk in, plop your head down, and start being blown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Everytime we visit the Big Island this place is a MUST on our list. With children ages 5 and 11, it can be difficult to find activities that everyone enjoys (including Mom and Dad!). This is definitely one of them. Easy enough for my 5 year old to get in and out of the water with snorkle gear on and... More 

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