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Address: Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739

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A Great Place To See Fish!

My husband and I went snorkeling here one afternoon and were pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see. There were lots of fish (our favorite was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I went snorkeling here one afternoon and were pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see. There were lots of fish (our favorite was the humuhumunukunukuapua'a) and there was some nice coral as well. The best visibility is farther out in the bay, to the left when you are looking out at the water- even though... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Always beautiful only downside is the climb on lava rocks oh well that's nature. Blue water not for snorkeling lots of boggie boarders bathroom and shower

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Kahalu'u Beach has great snorkeling with turtles, schools of colorful fish and a beautiful coral reef. It is shallow in low tide. Menehuume Breakwater offers protection from the surf. If the surf is high and pounding do not venture out too far as a rip tide is created. There are two lifeguards. Surfers are at the northern end. Food truck... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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