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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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Fantastic sealife

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Visited here on a little side stop to stop off at the beach on the way back to my condo and ended up staying the day for the snorkeling. The beach itself is nice but not great. It's small and gets crowded especially on weekends but had quite a bit of space during week days. On the beach there is... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

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 November 28, 2016

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 November 27, 2016

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 November 22, 2016

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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