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Address: Mile Marker 81 on Hwy. 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Great beach. Loved the turtles

The sea turtles gather on the beach to warm themselves and rest. A great place to see turtles. The black sand is unique. We've seen turtles both in the water and on the beach... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2016
Richland, Washington
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Richland, Washington
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

The sea turtles gather on the beach to warm themselves and rest. A great place to see turtles. The black sand is unique. We've seen turtles both in the water and on the beach every time we go. Love this place.

1 Thank 1953ANT
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43 reviews
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

Great place to see sea turtles and enjoy beautiful beach views for sunrise or sunsets or just enjoy a picnic on a beach.

1 Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

You can see this spot from the highway and it looks amazing. It completely holds up! We hiked in from mile marker 82 and parked right off the road in a pull off. The trail is not marked but you will find your way through the brown lava rock and trees. Quite the little adventure. It took us about 20... More 

1 Thank Ammie B
Cypress, Texas
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Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We parked up on the highway and hiked down. Super easy hike so don't be worried. I thought we could access the beach a bit earlier by using Google maps but where I thought we could get in there was a fenced gated property. Had to walk a little further but still wasn't bad though. About 1 mile from the... More 

1 Thank 244chuckl
Holladay, Utah
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We came here on January and again in October and we saw turtles on both trips. The hike isn't so much a hike as a long walk. Probably around 30 minutes to get to the bay. But you don't need to wait to the bay to see turtles. We saw a big one on the way, about 15 minutes in... More 

2 Thank Dustin T
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

We didn't see any turtles, but we still had a great time. Quiet beach, great for napping in the sun.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

We made a quick stop here on our way to Volcanoes National Park. We were hoping to see some green sea turtles as well as our first glimpse of a black sand beach and we were not disappointed. When we arrived there were 6 turtles sunning themselves on the beach. It was incredible.

2 Thank Catherine T
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Not for easy hikers, this beach can be remote if one parks at the Hiway and traverses over dark, black lava to a pristine calm bay that sports warm water, a little muddy, but what a scene! Every day is hot, so bring water but enjoy the end of the hike with lovely calm water offset by lava produced sand.... More 

1 Thank bill s
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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Missed this as the turn off was not signposted. Not all natural attractions seem to be signposted on the Big Island. Route 19 is a great road compared to others on the island but drivers like to tailgate so going slow to find this road is not an option. If you want to explore every road that turns off to... More 

1 Thank Dale M
Phoenix, AZ
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Beautiful area to visit. So much going on it's no wonder the turtles need their rest time. Our guide advised us not to touch them as it disturbs their rest cycles. Not everyone paid attention though.

2 Thank Cathy M

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