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Kaloko-Honokohau National Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: (808) 329-6881
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Spectacular coastal scenery

Especially enjoyed viewing the fish traps constructed of laval rocks and seeing some large sea turtles. There is a half mile trail from the main parking area to the beach, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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New Hartford, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Especially enjoyed viewing the fish traps constructed of laval rocks and seeing some large sea turtles. There is a half mile trail from the main parking area to the beach, but there are two other entrances to the park that enabled us to see much of the park in under 2 hours.

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Davidson, North Carolina
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was a really beautiful beach, natural, rather un-touristy compared to the rest of the island. But truthfully, we loved our beach at the Mauna Kea Resort so much, that I wish we never left.

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Anacortes
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you are at the park go to the end of the road and check out the tide pools. It is a must see. It is a good spot to have lunch while checking out the view.

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Seattle
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited a second time because we concluded we must have missed the best part on our first visit. On the first visit we started at the visitor center, got the trail guide, and took the short walk around the center through what is basically an uninterpreted lava field. We decided not to take the long walk through the lava... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The park offers a worthwhile short hike across lava flows past stone enclosures and petroglyphs to a beach with green turtles and shorebirds next to an immense fish trap. There's no water on the trail, but there are restrooms next to the beach. If you just want to visit the beach and care not for the archeology you can park... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Stopped here on the way to the airport as we had a little extra time, and it was worth the visit as a time waster. Looked like a good beach (rare for the Big Island) but we didn't have time to go in. It's a good hike to the beach from the parking area so be prepared

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This Is a great beach! This is the we're coming back to next time. We saw about 7 turtles, and the beach is quiet and sandy. Like you see in pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A quick walk in from the harbor side, and you'll be on a sandy little beach that stretches with lava stone. Tons of turtles hanging out. Quiet and enjoyable!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped on a whim, needed to kill some time. were glad we did. proceeded from the visitor center to the trail leading to the ocean and fish ponds. it is a dry hike, thru lava fields but rewarding once you get to the end. view of the ocean is fantastic. if you are interested in the history of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The trip there was ok it was hot and you should be prepared with water and comfortable shoes. It is a bit of a hike. Have some snacks with you too there are no stores close by.

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