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Mile Marker 81 on Hwy. 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this place! I hiked down the beach from the mile marker 81 parking lot. Whether you take a left or right along the beach, the views are stunning. Taking a right along the beach and walking about a mile along the shoreline brings...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank usgringa
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Every trip to the Big Lisland invoves turles & snorkeling in the Bay. The creature & the fish.. are woth it. (pick a less crowded time.)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lee S
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The drive in is on gravel roads, and the coastline is mostly rocky with tidal pools. A lot of trees line the coast so it's easy to find shade here. There's relatively few people but sea turtle viewing is still very much possible.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

We went in hopes of seeing green sea turtles but there were none to be found. We arrived fairly early in the morning and had the beach to ourselves with the exception of the people camping near the beach. Lots of goats running around which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amanda M
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This place is simply georgeous and so unique. It’s off the beaten path and lots of locals hang out here. I was able to see Turtles resting on the beach. The water was so clear and there was good visibility while snorkeling. I loved it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 359charah
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We loved this place. We were told about it by some locals. It's not well signed at all so we drove by it many times without realizing it was there. We snorkeled and watched a fantastic sunset here. We had the beach area mostly to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank A69UNmichaelh
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Beautiful view. Went to see turtles, didn't see any. BUT we did see two baby goats! Cuteness! Nice walk along the beach.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dwwilburn
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We found places to snorkel, swim, wade, hike, and rest. The turtles were resting too. Be careful on the trail that has some stealth rocks buried in the path that I happened to trip, stub my toe, and fall on. We wanted to go back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank rockysmomma
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Worth the hike, it’s rustic but really cool. Not many make it down there. Water is beautiful and there’s usually turtles there. Nice place to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Go57504
Reviewed October 15, 2018

If you want to go see green sea turtles, this is the place to go. We always bring our guests here because there are almost always turtles here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 25, 2018|
Response from Tamara H | Reviewed this property |
The trail starts at the guard rail. Walk towards guard rail and you’ll see trail. Go down trail and enjoy. When you get to ocean turn right and walk along beach trail about 15 to 20 min. Go over rocks and leave. Bring water... More
June 25, 2018|
Response from HawaiiNut02760 | Reviewed this property |
The trailhead is just south of the 81 mile marker in the ocean side of the highway. Parking is basically by the side of the road. If you saw the sign about the lava tubes, you were in the right place. I believe the trail... More
February 9, 2016|
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Response from Alohikea | Reviewed this property |
It only took is 20-30 minutes to walk down.