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Kailua Pier

75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808 329 2911
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Ranked #23 of 49 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Neighborhoods, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Description: Lots of shops, bars and restaurants
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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100 reviews 100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Most Cruise ships dock here when they Visit Kailua-Kona which is often just called Kona. Kona is two districts. North is the airport and resorts plus town. south is Captain Cook and the best of Kona Coffee. both are great to visit and each has their own appeal. Kona has the surf spots which are OK and most of the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a commercial pier used by fishing and snorkel boats surrounded by cheesy souvenir stands waiting for the cruise ships to come in. The break wall leading up to the pier does offer an unobstructed sunset view but if you’re on the Big Island there are certainly much better beaches within a short distance to watch it from.

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burlingame
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173 reviews 173 reviews
67 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Ran into the pier while walking through Kailua and trying to find anything nice to see. Best sight was a man standing on the stone wall and yelling commands to his dog. The dog was good entertainment as he was instructed to retrieve a flip-flop and a soda bottle from the water, circle the buoy and come up the steps.... More

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West Frankfort, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Nice 10 minute walk along pier , breakwall, talk to the fishermen, and take in the historic buildings along the waterfront .

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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is where you board the tourist attractions or rent a kayak. There really isnt too much to actually do here.

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Seattle
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

If I had known how run down, dirty and just plain gross this area was, I would not have bothered to go down there. You can find some good happy hour deals around but not worth it to me. All I could think about was the cruise ship in the bay and all those people being dumped off into this... More

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Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visited the pier off the cruise ship. Went Snuba diving (cross of scuba & snorkel) and totally loved it. Saw a lot of beautiful fish. The beach here was really nice for swimming and it wasn't crowded. I loved the boardwalk shopping area. Everything is within walking distance, restaurants, shopping and entertainment and there is a variety of each. Sitting... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It is a new biz called 2nd Wave or something like that. I have chatted up the pier which is the site of the Ironman start. This place offers some I-man stuff but diving gear for the recycle person in you. They sell you gear you may need when you visit Kona but it is already gently used so they... More

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Boone
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Enjoyed the activity and the luau. Lots of activity, nice beach--very small, though. Take advantage of the Courtyard bar and grill restaurant. Enjoy the excursions. We would staay nearby again.

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Abilene, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Of course this is where the Ironman Triathlon world championship begins/ends, bit it's a gathering place for early morning activities and sunset, 50 swimmers go out early every day along with canoes. People fishing off the pier and just a people watching experience. And the sunsets!!!

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