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

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Fantastic Beach!

Kua Bay is the best beach we have seen on the Island so far. Apparently the sand has just returned and it was quite busy. The waves were crashing but once you got past the break... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Victoria, BC
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Victoria, BC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Kua Bay is the best beach we have seen on the Island so far. Apparently the sand has just returned and it was quite busy. The waves were crashing but once you got past the break, the water was beautifully clear and calm. Reef fish were very close to the beach so easy to get to for any level of... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Beautiful Beach! Spent the day watching for whales, watching Boogie Boarders and soaking up the sun and surf! Very clean facilities

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

One of my favorite colorful place to snorkel, but with caution. This bay is part of a long stretch of beach. Even though it is a small bay this is part of an open ocean, deep, so the tides, currents, waves, wind speeds everything can change quickly and unexpectedly. One time when I snorkeled the water was calm, clear, no... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best beaches on the big island. The beauty will take your breath away. You can see whales breaching in the ocean then turn around and see snow on Mauna Kea.

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We found this to be one of the most stunning beaches on this side of the Island. The water is turquoise, the beach is soft, and the waves are big and beautiful! It's a fun place to play in the waves or boogie board, but be aware that the waves are VERY powerful. There are strong rip tides and surf... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

small beautiful beach with stunning water and big waves. The kids loved playing in the waves....very powerful though. You need to be very respectful of the undertow. It is a rocky walk down to the beach....best not done with flipflops. Definitely a must see if you are in the area

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This beach is gorgeous, however, when we went, it was very rocky, sort of difficult to access. I also somehow got swept over to the left side of the beach, with strong current and a rip tide. Thankfully some friendly beach-goers helped me and my sister get out. Just be careful as there is no lifeguard and stay close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Love the way it makes you feel like traveling back in time. so pretty the beach. how ever more trees would have been nice. great shore line beach and ample parking with security. worth the time seekng a secluded oasis.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Strong wave action from winter storms have stripped all the sand away from this usually picture perfect beach. Waves came right up to the edge of the lava. Have been here February, April and June previous trips and have never seen the beach with only exposed rock - hence the poor rating. Normally the sand here is plentiful, fine, and... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This beach is absolutely breathtaking. A great place to go snorkeling & swim with the fish & turtles. I had a fabulous time.

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