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Address: Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Good sand beach

Need a car to get here, but better for swimming than the beaches to the south. Wear shoes as the access can be steep and rocky.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Littleton, Colorado

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Littleton, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Need a car to get here, but better for swimming than the beaches to the south. Wear shoes as the access can be steep and rocky.

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San Francisco, California
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321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

So happy we found it. Across from Veteran's Cemetery, between mile marker 90 and 91, close to 20 min drive from Kailua / Kona downtown. Easy to park( sometimes further, but always found a space), showers and bathrooms, snorkeling and swimming, gorgeous water quality, what else to ask for? We went 3 times during our ten days stay, and always... More 

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Seattle
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our family's favorite beach during our stay. Lovely white sand beach. If you are seeking the spot to sit on the sand, enjoy crystal blue waters, swim in the ocean, and maybe see some turtles, this is your spot. Not great snorkeling. You do have to climb down lava rocks to get to the sand, but then it's all soft... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Picture perfect beach just past the airport going away from Kona; have to turn into non marked turn across from the exit for the veteran's cemetery. Azure water, more like the Caribbean than I've seen before in Hawaii. Very sheltered (but this means minimal cooling breezes). Beautiful fine grain white sand; extends into the water with minimal stones to find... More 

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Kailua Kona, Hi
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach, easy access, nice views, beautiful water, fish, turtles. Need more picnic tables and a more trees.

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Easy 50' visibility. Easy entry beach. A perfect little, un-crowded snorkeling area with thousands of fish.

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Newport Beach, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were in staying in Captain Cook the week of Memorial Day this year. We accidentally found this beach as we were driving from Waimea Valley to our hotel. The road is bumpy, but as we had a Jeep, we had no problem. We were surprised to see people in all types of cars here. The water is very clear... More 

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Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

First tip is to get there early as it does tend to fill up quickly and parking is limited. We went early on two separate days and had no problems with parking, Each day we were visited by a group of sea turtles that seemed to have little to no fear of all the people in the water. it`s a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This beach is a hidden gem. Beautiful clear waters. Wonderful marine life and white sand beaches. You can't get over the colors of the water. It was a bit crowded even for the Tuesday we visited. Parking is hard to find, but it is well worth it. Had a wonderful time with the family here. Be aware that the surf... More 

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Upstate New York
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful beach! Incredibly clear turquoise water. Easy sandy entrance for snorkeling (we saw a large eel swimming near the rocks on the right side as well as lots of fish), but if you don't want to snorkel, the swimming is fantastic here, too. It's one of the prettiest sandy beaches close to Kailua. Not a lot of shade, but still... More 

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Address: Address: Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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