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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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Something fishy

13.50 for daily snorkel rental which is very good price. Often see a few turtles along with many other fish. Bring your own lawn chairs but they have picnic tables if they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tanya M
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West Kelowna, Canada
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West Kelowna, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

13.50 for daily snorkel rental which is very good price. Often see a few turtles along with many other fish. Bring your own lawn chairs but they have picnic tables if they are not all used. Snack truck available. Lots of palm trees for shade. Would highly recommend.

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Alberta, Canada
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must stop! Terrific snorkelling beach. Also great for those learning to surf! The is a Hawaiian shave ice truck, change and bathroom facilities and a picnic area. Lifeguards on duty during the day

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the most accessible shallow reef I know of. It is therefore pretty crowded and the reef is in danger. This is all for good reason because you can float and enjoy very closeup views of the fish and other critters. Please go and enjoy the closeup, and please respect the reef. Don't take your cue from the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a safe place to snorkel, this is a great beach park. There is a rock barrier that keeps the surf down, so it's calmer for snorkeling. Plus lifeguards, food stands, and volunteers sharing good info on the sea life you'll see. It is over-snorkeled and people don't seem to understand that you really can't stand on... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Have you seen the fish there? Easily accessible beach with beautiful snorkeling, for beginners. The water is somewhat calm thanks the a natural stone wall that breaks the waves.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Saw a sea turtle just off shore in shallow waters. Be sure to wear water shoes, the coral is sharp and slippery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Kahalu'u Beach Park is a fun place to snorkel for both beginner plus and advanced swimmers. There are so many fish and it's shallow enough that you can actually see them. There is little (undamaged) coral here but seeing the fish and often several turtles makes it worth it. Now, just because it's considered shallow and protected does not that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Watch your bags, or ask other people to watch your bags, after snorkeling on Dec.21, 2015,I found my backpack was stolen, I lost my camera and other stuff. I was lucky that I kept my passport and car in hotel safe.

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CO
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We enjoyed snorkeling there. Love that they have people in the water telling you about the fish and where to head. There were a large number of types of fish to see, but the coral is dying off, so I'd say it's pretty mediocre in terms of overall snorkeling quality. The facilities at the park are great, and there was... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The beach park has a shore break, that ensures the current is not overpowering, making it usually a safe place for novice swimmers and children. Combine that with the fact, the marine life is all over and it is not uncommon to swim with turtles while snorkeling.

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