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Kekaha Kai State Park, Highway 19, between mile marker 90 and 91, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great beach in the middle of nowhere. More sand than most beaches on the big island. Secluded feel, down a long-ass lava field road. Don’t drive a moped there 😂

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank junemurray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met friends here. The drive in is rough through a lava field not great for those who get car sick. The beach itself is nice but lots of lava so swimming can be a challenge. Out houses are the only thing for facilities, there are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paninimom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road into the beach is rough so it's best to have a jeep or SUV if you plan to drive in. The drive is definately worth the effort. We saw many turtles here and the snorkeling is very good as well. There are lots...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank M6083XIsherrys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be in okay beach before the "Hidden Gem" status arrived with all the visitors in tow. The road in is unimproved and similar to driving up a lava field. This is not for anyone that gets car sick and I've seen several...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jimdandyofor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the beach is amazing, and improved facilities are under construction. For a rainy day, there were a lot of vehicles there (mostly 4wd and trucks), but the beach was plenty large for the number of folks who were there so it felt fairly empty. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paul M
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Stop and enjoy this beautiful beach. Soft sand, easy swimming access. Not too crowded when we were there. Nico spot for a picnic lunch.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

My partner and I stopped in here on February 5th. The drive looked rough but we made it just fine in our little rental. I saw mustangs making it easily too. The beach is beautiful with great tide pool viewings and snorkeling. There were several...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank scwoll
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

The drive to this beach is insane! You drive on an unimproved road through a lava field to arrive at the parking area. It is slow going and crazy bumpy! The parking lot that we were at didn’t have facilities - it appeared that they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mjhoug
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Gorgeous views from this beach, and a small semi sheltered area where it is relatively easy to get into the water and swim and snorkel when the waves are not too big. We were graced by the presence of a monk seal on this day

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank LoriDSeaman
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Located off the main highway to the airport, a few miles north of the airport, you reach this beach via Kekaha Kai State Park, via a rough road. Drive slow or risk damaging your car rental on this rough road. At the end of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Cdn_fam_travels | Reviewed this property |
No a taxi would not go here. My suggestion would be to visit Hapuna Beach Park. It is further away from Kona but a great beach day and doesn't require a walk.