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Address: Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740

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Big waves

This is probably the best beach closest to Kona. Good parking. Change rooms.There were really big waves that day so a lot of fun. Bring your board. Sand is nice but watch out for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

awesome place to bodyboard.. a little crowded but very nice.. sand comes and go...therefore the name lol.. so one month will be a lot ..next month more rocks lol..

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful sand. Watch out for the waves. Good place for kids to build sand castles while you boogie board.

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Savage, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I would recommend this beach for snorkel era and surfers, but it was too small and had hefty waves for families. However, on our recent rip, we did see sea turtles in the clear blue water!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is probably the best beach closest to Kona. Good parking. Change rooms.There were really big waves that day so a lot of fun. Bring your board. Sand is nice but watch out for some lava rock. Sea turtles swimming right by you enjoying the surf as much as us humans.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The sand goes in and out depending on the time of year a and it can be dangerous but dies have lifeguards

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We went in the morning to beat the crowds. I really like this beach because of fewer rocks, more sand, and calmer surf. The waves are still big but younger kids have more room to play on the shore. We were able to snorkel along the rocky sides and were visited by 3-4 sea turtles. It got busier and boogie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Wonderful ocean view, lots of fun volleyball, snorkeling ,swim or boogie boarding lots of parking. great fun. best way to vacation here in kona.

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

When it is there lol its a very nice beach the only downfall is all the people and parking is VERY hard to come by depending on the time of day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is right across from our vacation rental and a regular hangout for us all. The waves are huge! Not the best swimming beach but great for body surfing. Beautiful whale watching spot and plenty of tree shade for a picnic.

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Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We managed to locate this small beach but it was packed with scenery and we we're able to take several photos of the sunset along with rocks and water coming right up on the rocks. Very beautiful if you like to take photos.

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