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Kahalu'u Beach Park

Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
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Ranked #7 of 9 attractions in Keauhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We took our kids ages 10 and 12 here for an hour or 2 most mornings. You need to get away from shore to see the better coral and lots of fish! We saw moray eels, an octopus and several green turtles. We used a noodle for my daughter but the rest of us were strong enough swimmers to snorkel... More

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Amherst, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This beach is a great place to snorkel. There is easy access to the water with a reef protecting the beach so the water is very calm. We were given a fish chart from Snorkel Bob's (where we rented our gear) and probably saw over half of the fish from the chart. The only problem with this place is the... More

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went here several times firing our trip. It is so easy to access fro Ali'i, the main road near the coastline. You can walk out twenty feet and be among some great coral reefs and fishies. Most people seemed to stay near the shore, but the best viewing is out another fifty yards or more. It's the same shallow... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I went with a novice snorkeller and she has wanted to return to the park everyday! Great viewing and the fish and turtles there are very used to the intrusion. It is rocky and there are some sharp coral areas on the bottom (very shallow.) I didn't have dive boots with me so wore a pair of socks with my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This beach was right down the road from our townhouse so it was a short distance. Our first day at the beach we saw a sea turtle right up next to the rocks by the beach and the second day, we saw lots of different varieties of fish with snorkeling gear. Nice place but a little rocky and you have... More

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had never been snorkI ing before going to Kahalu'u beach park. It was love at first site. I had the most amazing time. I rented snorkel gear there for a small fee. The water is calm, clear, and shalllow. There were many types of fish to view and I even had the chance to see a sea turtle sunning... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very accessible with adequate amount of parking. This is a must stop location for snorkeling, even if you're just a beginner! You are almost guaranteed to see Sea Turtles in this area along with countless fish. The creatures are amazingly comfortable around humans, but don't try to feed them or touch them as they are there to feed. The snorkeling... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a great spot for both beginner and advanced snorkelers!! You can see fishes and turtles in the water and while standing on the shore. I swam with a turtle for over 15 minutes while it fed on the coral. Most of the water is a out 5 feet deep so perfect for lesser experienced snorkelers. You can go... More

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Referred by a woman at the ship pier rental hut, the kids had almost four hours of surfing lessons and were able to surf on their first try. I snorkeled directly off the beach. Outdoor shower, bathrooms, craft booths, shave ice truck and lifeguard. Beautiful shade palms, picnic tables and a partial barrier wall provide protection from high surf on... More

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a great shallow snorkeling locale. Most people we saw were staying close to the beach, but the best views are out at least 50 feet from the rocks. There, we waters are crystal clear and the corals are so colorful and alive. We saw 3 sea turtles and so many fish! I've gone snorkeling in Maui, the Caribbean,... More

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