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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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Great Snorkeling, a Little Crowded

We loved snorkeling at this beach in spite of the crowds. The fish were incredibly numerous and diverse, and there was a sea turtle swimming with us completely unfazed by its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Upstate New York

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Upstate New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We loved snorkeling at this beach in spite of the crowds. The fish were incredibly numerous and diverse, and there was a sea turtle swimming with us completely unfazed by its human company. The trick is to get to this beach early enough to get a parking space and avoid the crowds. Since entry into the water is easy here,... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome beach for beginners. It has a breaker wall to stop waves, and a lot of coral, fish, and turtles. The only suggestion is, check when it's high tide. That is the best time to see the most fish. It's also the easiest time to get in and out. Have fun

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great public beach in Kona. Much of the shallow part of the bay, which probably averages 4 ft deep over largely coral bottom, is protected by a breakwater . Crystal clear warm water with plentiful fish, leaving you feeling like you are intruding in a salt water aquarium. Would be ideal for kids. Downsides~coarse granular sand mixed with rock, crowded... More 

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Nice accessible beach. I was looking for turtles. Didn't find any, but the reef & fish were beautiful! Got mowed down my a few other snorkelers.

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was a Sunday. Had rented upgraded gear from Snorkel Bob's and arrived at the Bay by 9:30 AM. We lucked out that it was not crowded, so we had choice spot to setup chairs, towels, etc. Spent few hours there snorkeling; worth it. Band played in the background. They sell snacks. Parking was close. Clean bathrooms.

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Littleton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great place to cool off and take a snorkel. We are on the island for an extended stay so we brought our own equipment. Best to have rubber booties inside the flippers or at least minimalist shoes- rocks are slippery. Easy to get to- also good boogie boarding

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We got told about this area by locals and it was great. Beach area is average with no nice sand and very little shade. Snorkling is great though, head out towards the edge of the reef for lovely clear water, colourful fish and turtles. The Trolley bus stops here, and you can rent snorkel gear here as well. There is... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Kahalu'u Beach was a 5 minute walk from where we were staying, so each morning we were up early, 6 am and in the water by 7am, had the beach to ourselves and the water was cool at first but then felt great/ Snorkeling with turtles, schools of colorful fish and a beautiful coral reef. It is shallow in low... More 

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Folsom, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Took my son here for a surfing lesson. Great little rental shop right across the street that offered private surf lessons as well as snorkel gear rental. My son had a great time and got up on the board on his first try! The surf is perfect for a beginner. The snorkeling is also excellent. We did a snorkel cruise... More 

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Oklahoma City, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place was walking distance from where we stayed. Get there early and you'll find yourself a great spot on the beach. Not a "pretty" beach, but a volcanic beach. But...the snorkeling is really first rate, especially early. You'll see Sea Turtles and usually anywhere from 7 to 10. All kinds of other marine life. Don't be afraid to venture... More 

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Address: Address: Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Keauhou

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