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Kahalu'u Beach Park

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Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An abundance of fish, sea urchins, and coral. There is a lot to explored and look at. Bring your own gear. On our visit, no food trucks or life guards present. Facilities are on-site but a little dirty. As for the parking, it’s limited, and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little beach, lots of fish, & lots of people. It was packed with people and parking is very limited. That being said people seem to always be leaving and arriving so found a parking spot in the small lot as well as a spot...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank troyg2447
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favorite place to snorkel in all of Hawaii including Maui and Oahu. I went to at least 10 different sites but this one had it all, vast assortment of fish to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank waynevbryant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great beach for snorkeling. There are lifeguards, restrooms and showers. There was a food truck and locals to talk about the reef. Nice fish to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DebW536
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like most beaches along the Kailua-Kona coast, the beach is very rocky and difficult to navigate. Once in the water, the entire beach is covered in coral reef. Beautiful for snorkeling, but that is it. We saw several fish. In fact, if caught standing, you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SandyGoCubs
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Only go here for a quick easy snorkel as the beach itself is small and busy. Easy access, water is never deeper than 10' and there are lots of fish but it is not a pretty beach and there are so many other beautiful beaches...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jlharp
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

While technically a beach, only small strips of sand to lay out the towels but that doesn't matter given this is such a great snorkeling spot! Saw plenty of honus (green sea turtles) in crystal clear water and lots of fish that feed off the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ailton007
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Small beach, but the snorkelling was very good. We came at high tide and snorkelled for over an hour and saw lots of fish and a great variety. Great enjoyment!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank InToonwithWife
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Clear calm water here is best for snorkeling to see tropical fish, and luckily see the " honu" sea turtle gliding by.it's full of tourist on late morning till sunset. I bumped into other swimmers while snorkeling, so try to be there early.there is lifeguardon...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jajavalB
Reviewed November 25, 2018

This is a great place to snorkel. Lots of fish. To get out to the snorkeling area, there is a "2 Step" area that makes it easy to get from the black lava rocks into the ocean. Look for the other snorkelers on the lava....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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