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Kaloko-Honokohau National Park

73-4786 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
(808) 329-6881
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Ranked #8 of 50 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Traveler Description: almost unknown it has a visitor center and great turtle watching along with hawaiian fish ponds   use your golden eagle pass . Has many remote beaches more »
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This site has something for everyone. Ancient site, walking to the ocean, beautiful trees and vegetation . The site offers a good map of and staff that welcomes. Gift shop, bathrooms, water, defined trails. A little bit for all, and not crowded. Sun protection, water, and shoes that accommodate varied terrain needed. Spend a hour or a few hours, both... More

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Los Angeles
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223 reviews 223 reviews
168 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It is a hot, windy walk to the shore where you can see old fish ponds. Once on the beach we saw 2 turtles playing in the rock pools which was interesting but the actual ponds weren't that great. It's free and was very quiet and peaceful, which I always like, making it a nice way to spend an hour... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Kind of an out of the way park tucked between the marina and the airport, but a must see. Starting from the visitor center, it is a 20 - 30 minute walk back south towards the beach. You will find restrooms near the beach as well. Your reward will be green sea turtles which apparently love this cove and beach.... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Extremely clean and safe beach. Those who are afraid of the ocean will enjoy swimming in this well protected and shallow bay. Plenty of sun and shady areas to tan or read a good book. Nice historical display and tour.

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place was is great to get first hand information on Hawaiian history and culture. You can take guided tour or just do a self tour . Original monuments with a village like feeling

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Such a beautiful, peaceful and exciting place to Snorkle. Families go fishing, bbq, and you can relax, enjoy the scenery, the waves hitting the rocks, and see turtles near the shore. Very enjoyable and worth the trip.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Happened upon this little gem of a place because we thought we would stop to get information. Stayed for ukulele lessons, a fabulous quiet beach experience and a sea turtle display that was spectacular. Thanks Rance and Katie for all of your local charm.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I came with my family yesterday and we weren't quite sure what to expect but a minute after stepping onto the beach, we found a turtle basking in the sun. The beach itself is very nice - great sand, beautiful water, quiet, and pretty empty. If you wait long enough you might get to see the turtles slowly leaving or... More

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were looking to see some petroglyphs but the access road was closed for maintenance. The Ranger directed us on the map to where we could see a temple, a canoe building hut, etc. What he didn't tell us was there is this killer beach where you can swim with sea turtles and do some great snorkeling. We ended up... More

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Roseville, Michigan
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Breath taking views. Nearby hiking trails for novice or experienced hikers. Awesome photo opportunities!

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