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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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Rugged Drive and worth it!

Again, another awesome beach near Kona. Most people dont want to drive on this "road", but it is completely worth the effort! This will be a regular for us. We spent Memorial Day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 4, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Again, another awesome beach near Kona. Most people dont want to drive on this "road", but it is completely worth the effort! This will be a regular for us. We spent Memorial Day here and loved every single minute of it!!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

This was a little hard to find and by the time we got there it was too late to take advantage of the hikes, but we did hike to the beach where we found several lounging sea turtles which was cool.

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NYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

I was driving to the Painted Church and stumbled across this National Park. I had no idea it was there! Very nice exhibits and there are beautiful rocks on the ocean you can sit on and enjoy the scenery. Not crowded at all. It was definitely an enjoyable hour or so I spent walking around, and I even spotted a... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Beautiful beach with a halau (large wooden/thatch grass roof Native Hawaiian workshop)and a heiau (spiritual Native Hawaiian altar), nice, easy hiking to ancient Hawaiian fishponds and many beautiful petroglyphs. Snorkeling NOT recommended, it's at the mouth of the Honokohau Harbor, returning fishing boats throw their filleted fish carcasses overboard for the Tiger sharks to clean up.

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

There's a trail paved with a boardwalk, but the petroglyphs are frankly, not great. Skip it and go straight to the beach. During the week there's hardly anyone there except turtles and fish. There are several shallow tide pools which were fish ponds farmed by the ancient hawaiians and a beautiful sandy beach. You might be the only one there... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

We used to visit Honokohau beach all the time before it became a national park with rangers prowling around all the time. It used to be a nice beach that fronted a historic fish pond that housed lots of birds. It also used to tolerate the nude sunbathers that frequented the beach, and all participants (clothed or unclothed) were happy... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Visiting Kaloko was quite an adventure. We heard about the many species of birds that frequent the area by the ancient ponds, but we hardly saw any. We hiked a complete circle and it was quite a hike. One portion of the hike takes you along a beautiful beach, then on the return the trail goes through the lava fields... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Not a great place for a swimming beach but it is pretty good for spotting numerous sea turtles. The beach area has lots of small rocks so walking around barefoot can be a challenge. The best place for swimming is all the way on the south part of the beach closest to the marina. Not a lot of people here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This National Park is newer and not as well known yet so it's pretty empty. After parking, it's about a 5 minute walk to the shoreline where there are tons of sea turtles on the shore and rocks. If you are looking for a place to find sea turtles, this is it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

We came here in one morning and that's absolutely a must as it can get really hot in the middle of the day.

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