Puako Bay

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Nancy K
7 contributions
Dec 2021
Loved this bay. Quiet and peaceful with ample seating and lounge chairs. Water was clear and fish were abundant
Written December 20, 2021
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citizenkahn
Southborough, MA41 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Puako Beach road snakes from the highway along a strip of houses with beach access pull outside every so often. The beach has lava rock pools with oodles of sea life (many green turtles).

It's a great place to relax or explore.
Written February 17, 2020
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Tom B
Salida, CO2,240 contributions
Feb 2020
The title best describes this area. Very view visitors will be found walking along the shore on the black lava rock. We enjoyed most days walking along the shore looking for turtles that are resting in the tidal pools and listening for the surf to come on shore. Not a lot of sandy beach to be found in the Puako area itself. The most sandy beach area we found was just north of the general store. There is quite a few public beach access points to found with limited parking at each. For us, the 2 most enduring qualities of this bay where whale watching and sunsets.
Written February 16, 2020
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juvemeister
Port Orchard, WA441 contributions
Dec 2019
This place was attractive, with free parking and a nice, green shady area that beckons you toward the beach. But really, the beach itself didn't seem all that inviting to us. Maybe we should have followed the trail that led to the north end and who knows, we might have found some nice snorkeling. But the area directly near the entrance seemed just kinda pretty and kinda interesting. Hung around for a while just to study some old folks who were sitting on beach chairs in the tide pools and snap a few photos. Not memorable, but then again, maybe I needed to show a little more initiative.
Written February 15, 2020
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Marcie K
13 contributions
Feb 2019
We rented kayaks while we stayed in Puako to go out into open water snorkeling and see the whales. The first part of Puako Bay is shallow and rocky with many fish including ray. Then once you get out past the rocks and work your way into the sea, there are places to tie up your kayak and drop in to snorkel. We took a guide the first time, to find the spots and then went back often. We saw whales as well-fairly close by. Beautiful area.
Written November 5, 2019
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Tracy Y
Fruita, CO33 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were staying in Puako so tried this beach on our first day. It’s walkable from the area or there’s parking along the road and near the boat ramp if driving in. Beach area is rocky and has fallen branches / debris so water shoes are advised.
Written October 1, 2019
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NationalParksTrails
San Luis Obispo, CA1,845 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Always dependable for a dive. We got in just as wind was coming up, earlier the better, visibility was down when we went. Go to end of road for easy access to water and parking.
Written June 17, 2019
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bamagrl77
Florence, AL111 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Great place for snorkeling, we saw a couple turtles while there. Proper footwear is a must if visiting. The water was calm, clear and beautiful. Nice shade on the beach area. The bathrooms were out of order but they had brought in some port-a-potties.
Written June 9, 2019
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ccrowe3
Lakeside, CA509 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The shoreline along Puako has some of the best and most protected snorkeling and SCUBA diving to be found on the island. There are turtles galore in the water and often lying on the small pocket beaches. They are so numerous they even sometimes bump into you in the shallower water!
Written May 14, 2019
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S W
Ottawa, Canada96 contributions
Apr 2019
Our family found this the best location of our trip with plenty of things to do in walking and driving distance.
Written May 9, 2019
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