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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

Address: Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #2 of 35 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great white sand beach with very fine sand (which gets everywhere by the way). Rolling surf can be hazardous during winter months so be careful and respect the waves, they are unforgiving. Easy to get to, lots of parking but fills up well by noonish even on a weekday. Outdoor shower is nice to wash the sand and salt off... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

An absolutely amazing beach the sand is white with black flakes in it. The water is turquoise and the waves were very big and a blast to play in

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Hawaii has no to little natural sand so it all is imported in a while back ago but the ocean is clean, clear and nothing like it on any inland location. The waves were great, sand made assume sand castles and the volcanic rock a bit mean and tough to any living thing a sight to see that only a... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Easy access, smaller beach with a beautiful view. Once a quiet beach is now very popular. Limited parking. But there is a outside shower. Wouldn't recommend on weekends as this is a popular local beach and it will be packed. Beautiful beach.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We only heard about this beach from one of the locals. There was free parking there but be sure to go early, as parking is limited. Also the water was much calmer and the beach was less busy when we got there early. The sand is pure white and the water clear blue. What else could you ask for!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This beach was not overly crowded and the sand was white and amazing. The water was perfect and clear. Very little parking so get there early!

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

we stayed at hapuna beach but liked this beach more.. great winds and waves... small beach and not too many people.. they have a open shower to clean away the sands after you r done...

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A little off the beaten path; 1.5 hours from Hilo; 1/2 hour from Kona. Beautiful pristine white sand beach; rocky cliffs. Very little shading - come prepared. Restroom and shower facilities; no lifeguard. Parking is available, but goes quickly. Park on side of road is a good option. A popular beach therefore it can get crowded. Go early or after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Soft sand, clean water. This place is best beach for playing with family and friends

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Forest Grove, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Oh my gosh...paradise! What a gorgeous white sands beach. The waves are crazy. Truly. Please exercise caution at all times. My strong 16 year old son got rolled pretty vigorously by the waves and felt like his eardrum was bursting. But after a rest, he got right back in, because it was amazing.

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