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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

Hwy. 19, dirt road N. of mile marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #3 of 50 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Beaches
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Medford, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful beach, clear blue water with turtles, great to swim or boogie board. Get there early, at opening (9am) as parking is scarce!

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Elgin, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice beach with soft white sand. I have visited this beach three times, and it was rather crowded each time. Don't expect solitude here, as it is well-known and very popular. Parking is also limited. As usual, the summer waves are small, and not conducive to riding them into the beach on a boogie board. However,... More

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Ferrysburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Our family had a great time here at this beach. Beautiful blue waters and white sand made it picture postcard perfect. A wonderful place for snorkeling, too! We were able to get face to face with at least 2 sea turtles. Parking is limited, so you may need to hike a bit for a spot. Worth it!

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful white sand beach with gorgeous aquamarine water. Tons of fish near the rocks, so bring your snorkeling gear! Surf was nice to boogie board and float on some noodles. Public restrooms and a shower to rinse off the sand before returning to your car. Can get some amazing shots of the beach, so bring a camera... More

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a great place to get in the water and/or watch the sunset. You might have to make multiple visits in case the clouds interfere with your sunset viewing!

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)Hwy. 19, dirt road N. of mile marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI, Furtherest point South in the USA. Nice beach rough road to it.

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Jamestown, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful Beach, perfect white sand and clear blue water ! Rock formations on the sides for snorkeling.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This beach was such a find. A few short miles north of the Kona Airport. When you see the veterans cemetery sign on the mountain side you'll see the beach entrance across the highway. Travel down one mile on a curvy road to a small parking lot. Beach entrance is through some rocks, nothing too bad that can't be maneuvered.... More

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kirkland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

THE most beautiful beach near Kona . The calm turquoise bay is surounded by a crescent of soft white sand Located just north of the airport. There is not much parking and it can get crowded. a short climb down some rocks to get to the beach. We visited several days in a row and saw a sea turtle each... More

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Leesvillle, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Crystal clear waters dotted with lava rock formations make for a picture perfect beach. Young people could dive safely from cliffs into the slightly deeper water; snorkeling was actually surprisingly good especially since it wasn't really known for snorkeling! Snorkel the right end when approaching the bay. The sand is clean and white and the beaches were populated with locals... More

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