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Address: Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
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very accessible

Great location, and the reef attracts lots of tropical fish. There is a lifeguard and naturalists to answer questions. Snorkel rental available on site, but cheaper at Boss Frogs.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, and the reef attracts lots of tropical fish. There is a lifeguard and naturalists to answer questions. Snorkel rental available on site, but cheaper at Boss Frogs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great beach to snorkel. Just make sure you follow the channel pathway in front of the life guard to swim out. There are plenty of beautiful and colorful fishes. Please do you part and not stand or touch the corals. You will see a bit of wear and tear on them.

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here on our first day and had a great time. My two year old went out on a noodle and we saw a couple of turtles together. I agree with everything said about parking, lifeguards, etc. My one tip: I found several turtles off to the left side where there's a shallow, wide rock bed with grass growing... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free and easy parking + beach access to snorkeling + life guard on duty + restrooms and shower + food truck = GREAT DAY! There are slippery rocks and lots of people, but once you get into the water it's a world all its own.

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kahaluu Bay is a very accessible spot to snorkel, with free parking and convenient equipment rental trailer right at the park. There were lots of fish and even several turtles in plain view.

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Sausalito, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

One of the easiest beaches on the Big Island to Snorkel with free, easy parking. Lots of fish but lots of people so take your time getting in and out of the water to avoid getting bumped and bumping others. Best snorkeling area is left side of the beach where the lifeguards are

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Just a short drive from the King Kamehameha hotel on Ali'i Drive, Kahalu'u Beach offers a decent size parking lot, bathrooms, a food truck and a place where you can rent snorkel and beach gear. The sand is a bit gritty and the beach is small. Consequently, it can get a little crowded. Same thing for the water where snorkelers... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We went snorkeling looking for turtles...we did not see any turtles but saw the most fish we had ever seen even though there were a lot of people there.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Sea life here was sparse compared to what we saw in Honaunau Bay. Surge and subsequent silty conditions.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This little beach is great! There's an amazing area for snorkeling. So many colorful fish and turtles!! They also have a snack shack and snorkel rental/shop area. I saw the snorkel rental giving out snorkeling tips/instructions. Also lots of picnic benches. It opens at 6am, which is the best time for snorkeling in my opinion. Try to get there before... More 

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