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Kekaha Kai State Park

Closes in 26 min: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Gorgeous Location

After you have traversed the very rocky, bumpy road through lava fields to get to the beach portion... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Santa Maria, California
Beautiful Beach

The drive to the beach is definitely an adventure. You drive through a lava field down on a road... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
Northvale, New Jersey
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

After you have traversed the very rocky, bumpy road through lava fields to get to the beach portion of this state park, you will be glad you came. The parking is at a premium, so you might need to grab the first place along the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

The drive to the beach is definitely an adventure. You drive through a lava field down on a road that is sometimes paved. There are several portapotties near the beach. There were 2 wave breaks and we were treated to some surfers at the farther...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bjjmengland
Reviewed December 29, 2018

We decided to check out a road we had seen and were so glad we did! It is a bumpy, rough road but if you take it slow and watch you will do fine. High clearance vehicle recommended although we saw folks driving lower clearance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank D_Otter50
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This beach is fantastic. It's a rough bumpy drive in, probably want a 4 wheel drive. We had one and it was easy, we did see a couple of non 4 wheel drive vehicles get down to the beach but I would recommended a bigger...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ryan W
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This was the most beautiful beach we visited during our stay in Kona. It is tricky to get to with a 10 minute slow drive off the highway. The road is bumpy and rocky and unpleasant. The walk from the car through lava rocks is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank chelsea69
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Take the road through the lava flow to this beach. The swimming is hit or miss depending on surf. It’s a beautiful view regardless.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mudfoot4
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Getting to the beach is half the fun. The road is extremely rough and in my Mustang convertible, driving was a chore. The beach is a mixture of sand and lava. If you are looking for fine sand and a place for children this is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

This park is to the North of Kona Airport and the day we went, from the road driving in, we could see the most unbelievably beautiful emerald-green water. There were only porta potties, but had running water to wash off the sand, and the day...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry D
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This was our favorite beach spot during our most recent trip. The beach is gorgeous and relatively empty. Yes, the road to the beach is rough and honestly, I laughed at those attempting it in regular rental cars. It can be done but it's not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Kekaha Kai State Park is large but relatively undeveloped beach park north of Kailua-Kona. Formerly known as Kona Coast State Park, the name Kekaha Kai comes from the Hawaiian phrase ke kaha kai, meaning "the shore line." This region has some of the best beaches...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank X7964NYarunk
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I tried Google, searched for Kekaha Kai state park, dog friendly and got a website - quote "Dogs may join their owners on the premises but must remain leashed and must also refrain from entering any bodies of water. There... More