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Address: Off Highway 19 between mile marker 90 and 91, Hiking trail near Kona Coast State Park, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 8016730220

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Awesome sand, clear water and 3 ft waves all day!

This beach is simple to find, easy to access (only 100m from the parking lot) and has washrooms and shower nearby. Bring lots of sun screen, shirt and a hat as there are only 2-3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This beach is simple to find, easy to access (only 100m from the parking lot) and has washrooms and shower nearby. Bring lots of sun screen, shirt and a hat as there are only 2-3 small trees around

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A bit of a hike to get to the actual beach, but the sand and water, once you are there was well worth it!

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Sherwood, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

beautiful white sand beach just north of the airport. Quite and not crowded, it was worth the 30 minute walk from the parking area. Wear good shoes and pack in your food and water

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We took both routes to this beach, the (1) long walk and the (2) bumpy road. If you're in a car, I would turn in at mile marker 89, drive the semi-paved and slightly bumpy road then walk for 30 minutes. Look on google maps and you will see the lava field you have to walk across. It's slightly longer... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Scenic beach with fine white sand, great waves for boogie boarding, and nice shady trees. It is one of my favourite beaches in Hawaii - just beautiful!

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Clearwater, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Spectacular setting, uncrowded when we were there. Great surf for boogie boards, but a bit of a current to watch for as well as some rocky bits. Water is crystal clear. Beach is fine white sand. Whales and turtles to view... Access is down a rough road to the trailhead, then a walk over the Laval beds. If you have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The guidebooks and some reviews list this beach as being rather remote and undiscovered. While it's still quiet by non-Hawaii standards, it's become quite popular, especially among the locals, i.e. on weekends. In fact, most people bypassed the first Mahaliua Bay beach and continued on down the lava trail to Makalawena. Also, the 4WD track at the north end is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

When the sea is calm, this is totally worth the 30 min hike. It is quite beautiful, and there is no people (except on December 25: plenty of people on that day! :) ). However, when the sea is not very calm, it will not be easy (or safe) to swim, only boogie-boarding perhaps.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

One of our family's favorites. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. It can be a long, hot hike over sharp lava to get there, but it is so well worth it. In fact I hesitate to share since the seclusion is one of the attractions. However it has become much more popular in recent years. As others have... More 

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seattle, wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Other reviewers have detailed the challenging road and lava trail. The payoff is a sparsely used sugary white sand beach with glorious wave action. Beautiful for surfing and boogie boarding and just generally enjoying the rhythm of the water. Do keep an eye on the waves though because they can build quickly. Just lovely and worth the time and energy... More 

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