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Address: Mile Marker 81 on Hwy. 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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good place to snorkel and see turtles, but gets crowded

Nice beach and usually lots of turtles.. By 1100 it starts getting too crowded for our liking. So... go very early and enjoy... then leave when it is crowded... but a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice beach and usually lots of turtles.. By 1100 it starts getting too crowded for our liking. So... go very early and enjoy... then leave when it is crowded... but a nice beginners snorkeling site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

To reach this bay, you'll have to hike for 30-40 minutes on a good path. You'll see one of the most beautiful place in the world. Dark lava flows, coconut trees and a deep blue water... If you visit it in the morning, you will be alone. If you are lucky, you will swim with big see turtles. My wife... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

No turtles the day we were here and the black "sand" is more like pebbles but still a beautiful place and you must find Queen's Bath. As a local said, you'll know it by the "vibe" of the area and you will! From the parking lot it is to the right as is the turtle beach. The water is cool... More 

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Canby, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We didn't know exactly where to go from park, but walked along the shoreline for a mile or so until fishermen told us where Honu were. Fascinating watching the pass thru the channel into the ponds. We saw quite a few in the water, swimming and feeding.

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canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We found ourselves touring the beaches looking for nice access points as well as nice snorkeling. as with most of Hawai'i you had to look to find the best spots to access not matter what1 great day!

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Littleton, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were really looking forward to the snorkeling, queens bath in the lava tube, the turtles, and the Bali House. The beach was rocky with rough waves. The "clean water" in the Queen's bath was covered with blown in debris (leaves, sticks, and other stuff.) There were no turtles we could see, and the Bali house was nothing special to... More 

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Littleton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Based on other reviews, we went to the bay to see the turtles and perhaps do a bit of snorkeling. The trade winds have just picked up but that meant we did not see any turtles. The lava tube and queens bath is interesting but there are better places to see turtles and snorkel. We have 4WD but a number... More 

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Wollongong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Follow the advice given here on trip advisor and you'll be rewarded with turtle sightings. TAKE WATER - unless you're good at opening coconuts. Very different area away from mass tourists so peaceful. We saw one turtle but loved the area. Well worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We parked off the highway just south of marker 81. Not a bad hike to the bay, some shade, lots of wild goats. We saw turtles sunning themselves in the peninsula, and going up the channel. We spent a long time watching the line of turtles trying to swim through the channel to get to the pond. The pond is... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Turquoise water, black sand, blue sky, turtles! Such a beautiful place. The beach is wide and long -- we saw turtles down on the end near the lagoon --- to the right as you enter the beach from the parking area. You'll pass the Queen's Bath along the way which was packed full of people at the time we walked... More 

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Address: Mile Marker 81 on Hwy. 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona

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