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Kahalu'u Beach Park

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Address: Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
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$103.13*
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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island
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Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson on the Big Island

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Nice beach

We took the hop on hop off for $15. It comes every 30 minutes. Didn't get to see the sea turtles. Too many people. Not a lot of sand. Kind of rocky. Didn't snorkel but heard it's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
mrjonesii
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the hop on hop off for $15. It comes every 30 minutes. Didn't get to see the sea turtles. Too many people. Not a lot of sand. Kind of rocky. Didn't snorkel but heard it's a great place to do so. Can rent equipment right there on the beach. Picnic tables under shelter. Restrooms and place to change... More 

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Invermere, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This bay is protected by a rock reef and typically is quite calm. Go early in the morning when the sun is out and the water is clear. We saw so many types of fish and two sightings of turtles! The fish are calm and used to humans. Do stop at the beach information van fir a free intro to... More 

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Afton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful easily accessible lots of beautiful colorful fish and a turtle among them. What a great spot. Slippery rocks expected so what it or wear good footwear. Lots of people of all ages but plenty for all to enjoy.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doesn't need more people! But it is one of our favorite snorkel spots. We've had some high surf so the water was not as clear as usual and the current can be strong at times. But lots of fish, turtles and fairly healthy coral. The volunteer "reef teach" people are just the best...very knowledgeable and trying their best to protect... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's literally a rocky start, meaning you will encounter lots of rocks to get to the water. Once in, the snorkeling is good and we have the go pro footage to prove it! :) If you've done your research (and clearly you're doing it if you're reading this review) as I did before our trip, you will know from all... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Wow, the snorkelling here is fantastic - tonnes of fish life and turtles too. This beach has something for everyone - snorkelling, surfing, rock-pooling for the kids, shave-ices for the wife - lots going on to keep everyone happy. Busy beach though and not the best quality sand but that's not what you come here for!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is a great place for beginners like me and my young kids to learn how to snorkel. The water is very shallow and you can already see fish roaming everywhere when you are only kneed deep in the water. Be courteous to the coral and rocks and try not to step on them since the fish feed off from... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Great snorkeling. Free to enter. Free to park. Rented snorkeling equipment. Beautiful fish and sea turtles. Great experience. Only drawback was we had to walk over lots of rocks to enter the deeper water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

The must go in big Island. You'll see a lot of beautiful fishes with so many colors. You'll also watch hawaiii green SEA turtle. My kids love this place . On the safety side; just be careful as there are plenty of rocks on the water. Best to have shoes. Have fun !!

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Winter Garden, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

I have snorkeled here before. I loved it so much that I got us a condo directly across the street so that we could just walk over. If you're driving, plan to arrive early as the parking lot does get full. There is a lifeguard, gear rental, reef volunteers to answer your questions and usually a food truck. The beach... More 

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