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Kiholo Bay

Mile Marker 81 on Hwy. 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #16 of 47 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Bodies of Water
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Ladysmith, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We wanted to be away from all the people and came here! lots of turtles, kids loved it. A bit of a hike to get there but awesome once your there!

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Edmonton, Alberta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Beautiful spot; quiet; amazing colors and lots of turtles! Swam to the island and explore! A bit of a hike but its rewarding once you get there.

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Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This two mile simple hike is sooo worthwhile and can be hiked by just about anyone. We discovered it purely by accident (we noticed a lot of people heading down the dusty trail off the highway towards the ocean). Once you arrive at this North Kona beach you are greeted by calm tidepools inside a picturesque bay as well as... More

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Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Wow what a beautiful spot. I little hard to find, but worth the effort. The black sand is so different and pretty. Not a great beach to swim from, but a great place to explore. Along to trail is a spot called the "Queens Bath" a definite must. It is a cave filled with rain water. The water is cold,... More

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Victoria, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a treasure and thankfully very hard to find. Big Island Revealed (the Blue Book) will tell you how to get there It has miles of black sand and lots of different places to explore. There is a parking area down an unpaved road but it is well worth the trip/ The day we arrived as we unpacked the... More

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I had heRd so much about this bay and so glad I finally made it down. It was quite a walk from the parking area to the bay, (100 yards?) but a nice walk. It's good to go to the bay because of the winds, but the stretch to get there is a nice walk. About 25 yards in, there... More

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Roberts Creek, Canada
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49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I recently lost someone very close to me and this was her favourite beach - miles of black sand to lounge on, often in total privacy, as we would rarely see more than a handful of people on most any weekday. I returned today by myself and wandered the beach (only one other vehicle in the parking lot, and that... More

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

A trip to this bay is a must. Get the book "Hawaii Revealed" (it may be "The Big Island Revealed" Follow the directions to get to this bay. You will not find these directions in most travel guides as it involves driving down a road (if you can call it a road) that resembles the lunar surface.Once you arrive at... More

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Edinburg, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The access from SH 19 was poorly marked and consisted of a poorly graded gravel road that twisted and turned for several miles to a"park wherever you can" lot. The beach was rocky and difficult to walk. My wife slipped and dropped her cell phone and it took several days to get it working properly again. We did not see... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

It is easy to drive down to the park if you don't want to hike from the highway. The hike is hot and the terrain is uneven and not very exciting, I would recommend driving. Kiholo Bay is located in 'Kiholo State Park Reserve'. Take Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) north from Kailua-Kona. There is a dirt road to the... More

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