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Kahalu'u Beach Park

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Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
+1 808-498-5747
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“food truck” (29 reviews)
“sea turtles” (34 reviews)
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Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
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+1 808-498-5747
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"food truck"
in 29 reviews
"sea turtles"
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"fish"
in 153 reviews
"easy access"
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"tide pools"
in 11 reviews
"slippery rocks"
in 7 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 17 reviews
"shallow water"
in 15 reviews
"free parking"
in 14 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 17 reviews
"lifeguard on duty"
in 10 reviews
"covered area"
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"low tide"
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"the big island"
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"rock wall"
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"ali'i drive"
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"kahalu'u beach"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy access in and out of the water. The reef at the mouth of the bay keeps the ocean breakers small. There are at least 10 varieties of fish to see. Get to the park before 10 am for easy parking. Check out the Kahalu'u...More

3  Thank JDtravel4fun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tips for maximizing your enjoyment of Kahaluu: 1. Don’t wear fins, wear water shoes. The water is so shallow here that fins tend to stir up the sand and make the water murky. You’ll be happier in water shoes for easy entrance /exit. Fins also...More

3  Thank Heidi-Adventure-Girl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish here was like swimming in a fishbowl! My husband also saw a sea turtle and I saw a baby eel. The water was very clear and everywhere you looked was another group of colorful fish.

1  Thank mrsk116
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the second time we come and the place is amazingly easy to snorkel and see lots of fish, of all colors and types. It does take a rental car to get there, but it is certainly worth the 1.5 h drive from Hilo.

1  Thank SOKepler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the finest snorkeling spots on the Big Island. It is an easy in easy out to a sheltered bay that is at most 10 feet deep, and mostly less than that. It has a small beach and some picnic tables that...More

3  Thank rsk538
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and his wife have been many times and took us on our first visit to Hawaii. My wife struggles to walk and so after hiring snorkels etc from the Kahalu’u educational center van (excellent bunch of people) we headed to the water. There...More

2  Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is phenomenal for snorkelling beginners, and for anyone looking for a lot of payoff without a big drive or far swim. Loads of fish as soon as you step in to the water, always some turtles kicking around, right off the main drag...More

2  Thank mrsvleek
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful shallow waters with gentle sandy entrances to all. Lots of colorful fish from the time you put your face in the water. No turtles this time, but still lots of variety. Plenty of parking if you arrive in the morning before 8.

2  Thank Dave T
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Stop using coral to stand on. You ruin it for everyone else. Stay flat on the water please. Lots of chubby fish and very shallow. Some coral, some sand. Some surfers further out. Waves are small.

1  Thank AdventureTripping
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

There are not that many beaches that are beginner friendly for surfing on the big island. But we found this beach and had a great time. There is a little surf shack (north of where people snorkel) that rents long boards (soft top and hard)...More

2  Thank KLAvisitor
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JoAnn M
August 7, 2016|
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Response from Luv2travel_RS | Reviewed this property |
That really depends on how fit you are. It's only 2 miles away but some of it will be uphill and you may not want to carry your beach stuff that far. It's only a 5 min drive by car.
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Cherryl H
November 30, 2015|
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Response from LeimomiE | Reviewed this property |
there seems to be a shuttle which one apparently buys on the ship which includes snorkel gear. Also, possible to take a taxi, or a bus -- I don't have enough info on the bus schedule, but surely someone will. It's about 5... More
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