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Kaloko-Honokohau National Park

Address: 73-4786 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: (808) 329-6881
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Ranked #65 of 361 things to do in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a neat place to visit and walk in the water without waves crashing on us. There are 18 points, a self-guided walking tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was great for our 18 month old. I'm not sure I would recommend it to anyone looking to swim, etc. My soon was able to wade around in the very shallow waters near the fish pond and see lots of green turtles. The scenery was beautiful. We had a little trouble initially finding the place. When you come down... More 

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Adairsville
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157 reviews 157 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Hard to really rate since a lot of the park was closed off due to storm damage. The parts we could visit were interesting. The scenery is beautiful. Wish we were not on a tour and could have enjoyed the beach.

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Ontario, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

this is a lovely tucked away beach thats usually not over populated. the entrance has a good sized cove protected by a slight breakwater but open enough for lots of fish/turtles to make their way in. it is all shallow but rocky bottom near the edges. saw tons of fish snorkelling and turtles…but make your way down the rest of... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We walked around the pathway, reading the plaques of information but all around was just lava fields. Nothing made sense of what we were looking at.

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UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Hawaii has many many beaches, not all of them Waikiki. This beach (or group of beaches) is rough and rugged, it has a wild beauty all its own and is definitely worth a visit especially since it's so close to Kona. We spent a morning here and happened across a sea turtle just basking in the sun and another two... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This beach is interesting and fun to explore. We got married here at sunset and it felt like our own private beach. A few turtles showed up for some awesome pictures. The views are astounding - bring your camera!

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a well known beach and has good ratings. It is all lava rock and no sand. Wear water shoes and bring a snorkle. Swimming is not great here.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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135 reviews 135 reviews
68 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We got there very early and one of the volunteers Mark provided us with some initial important information. He was a geologist before retiring. He asked if we would like a guided tour since we chose to go as far as the famous plates of lava rocks which the natives have put things like a fish hook or rifle and... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was an interesting stop. There was a recent storm so much of the park was closed off until it could be cleaned up.

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