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

Kua Bay is a white sand beach with turquoise water. There is limited shade on the beach so bring a cover if you are sensitive to the light. The beach has a paved road and all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Kua Bay is a white sand beach with turquoise water. There is limited shade on the beach so bring a cover if you are sensitive to the light. The beach has a paved road and all the amenities you would expect of a beach park. Showers and bathrooms. If you enjoy body boarding show up around 2pm, but be aware... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I did not know the name of this beach. We were only told how to get there and get there early. We got there around 11am and the parking was packed. Bring ALL your own stuff. Chairs, food, water. They do have restrooms. Beach is white sand and the colors of the water are beautiful. greens, blues. Lot of people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Spent a Sunday afternoon at Manini'owali Beach bodysurfing and gathering up some rays. Parking was little tough but the crowd was mellow and the water great. Can't miss ion this one!

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited Kua Bay on May 14th. So beautiful. The turtles swim around the shallow rocks on the right side. You can see them clearly from the beach too. Snorkeling was OK and the depth of the water is just right for playing around. white sand, sealife, easy parking, bathrooms, just bring an umbrella if you want to stay awhile.

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A dear dear friend told me it was the most beautiful beach on the island...he was right..."azure blue" water...sun is good from early am till a little after 1300... Sunsets are gorgeous from this spot....❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️...parking can be precarious but so worth it...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Heard great things, but it's a long drive, with little shade, and no sand. Perhaps my timing was off, but Magic Sands is WAAAY better, and closer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Manini'owali Beach has sentimental value to our family but in general we love this small, unique beach along the west coast of the big island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The word beach and fabulous in Hawaii always go in the same sentence but this one takes it up a notch. The most stunning turquoise waters, beautiful white sand and black rock formations make this a visual masterpiece. It has a great access road with bathroom facilities and showers. You do need to climb down the rocks onto the beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great white sand beach that is smaller and less crowded than some of the others you may visit. We got there early in the morning and had our choice of spots to relax. Warm and breezy and awesome. Had a turtle swim by as we frolicked in the waves.

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This beach is easily accessed and has gorgeous blue water. The surf and undertow can be challenging...definitely not for beginners. There is very little shade, so bringing umbrellas is a must. We went on a Sunday and there were more locals than tourists, but still room for everyone. The parking is free, but you might have to walk a bit... More 

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