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Fabulous Beach

Loved this Beach. You have the fabulous white Beach with trees for shade if needed. Hiking... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Beautiful beach area with natural shade

Love this beach. Lots of trees, where you can get some natural shade. There are two sections. One... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Off Highway 19 between mile marker 90 and 91, Hiking trail near Kona Coast State Park, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved this Beach. You have the fabulous white Beach with trees for shade if needed. Hiking trails are great and easy

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank carolhX6495QD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So funny to see the photos of the wrong beach in here. This beach is past the old MaGoo house, at least a 25 minute walk, and there is no shade. Locals drive in with hug 4 wheel drive trucks, but you have to walk...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jimdandyofor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this beach. Lots of trees, where you can get some natural shade. There are two sections. One that has a smoother beach and another that is a bit more rocky, but both are beautiful. There were lots of cars (4x4) in the parking lot,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank punkinpapa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We unfortunately had a day were it sprinkled off and on during our time at this beach. The walk isn't difficult but it does take about 25 minutes so take the minimum you need. The beach is beautiful and the water a pretty blue. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DebW536
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a rough drive in to the parking lot it was another 10 minutes walk to the gorgeous beach. We arrived just after 1 pm when the wind picked up so we only ventured once into the water. There were loads of other people in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tripper098
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soft white sand, blue water, gentle waves, good snorkeling -- all after a hairy drive over a rough road dotted with lake-like puddles followed by a trek across lava fields. Surprised how many people, and families with young kids, made it here. There are several...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I almost don’t want to write a review for fear that this great beach becomes too crowded. Thankfully, even the road in deters the faint of heart. The 30 minute or so walk across the lava field was “character-building” for our crew of small boys,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ericsR2683ZD
Reviewed January 23, 2019

We loved the snorkeling here. It was probably the best that we've had during our entire 10 day vacation. The only reason I did not rate it a 5 is that the boogie boarding was not good at all here. The beach angle is too...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Snow B
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Our rental car was successful negotiating the bumpy road (barely)! The 20 minute hike to the beach was rocky but OK. The beach was fantastic! Very few people, good swimming & snorkeling.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jnmpete
Reviewed January 17, 2019

I continually saw pictures of this beach when I was researching my trip to Kona and was worried I was overhyping it. It was absolutely beautiful and quiet. There were sea turtles and a monk seal on the walk to the beach, and if you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Erica C
January 22, 2019|
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Response from Philip P | Reviewed this property |
It's about a mile to mile and a half hike all flat..keep in mind there is a long stretch of lava rock path make sure to have a good pair of shoes.
January 31, 2018|
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Response from seven824 | Reviewed this property |
There are no toilets at the beach. Closest being a 30 min. walk away.
Bert H
May 22, 2017|
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Response from gailc381 | Reviewed this property |
I saw only clothed visitors and several young families.