Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) Reviews: 4.5/5

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
4.5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Dave D
2 contributions
Best beach ever
Apr 2021
Epic white sand beach, crystal clear electric blue water, saw two green sea turtles and lots of beautiful fish snorkeling... what more could you want???
Written April 10, 2021
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Michael S
Los Angeles, CA63 contributions
Very Nice, Relaxing Beach
Mar 2021 • Family
What a wonderful find this beach was. The beautiful clear blue water and the white sand made this a perfect place to swim and just relax. I imagine that once tourism comes completely back, this beach will get super crowded taking a little away from the experience. The parking is limited and the sun can be quite bright and hot, so I suggest going early, or perhaps later in the day when sun-lovers have gotten their fill. The times we went were not too crowded and there was plenty of space on the white sand. It’s a great place to read, take a nap and just relax while those that love the water have an excellent place to swim.
Written March 28, 2021
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takemeaway23
Texas285 contributions
Best Beach????
Mar 2021
Please believe what most people say, this is the best beach on the island, then the real best beaches will be empty. Don’t get me wrong, this is a pretty beach, but we found it way too crowded for our liking. Very easy to get to. You can drive right up to the parking area, in a normal car. No 4-wheel necessary. Then it’s less than a minute walk to sand. Like I said, it was pretty crowded when we went, Tuesday, March 16th. There was plenty of parking, but not many places to set up camp, on the beach. Great waves!!
Written March 17, 2021
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hummingbird052468
Fairfax, VT117 contributions
Walking onto and into this beach is like entering heaven on earth!
Jan 2021
The waves are fantastic, the life guards provide updates as needed, there is plenty of room for everyone, the sand is like talcum powder, and that they have hot water showers for after-ocean playing is awesome!
Written February 13, 2021
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shawnaparke
Carey, ID7 contributions
A lovely tucked away beach
Feb 2021
There is about a 20 minute walk to this beach, but it was beautiful and we got to see sea turtles out swimming and sunning themselves on the rocks. The water was lovely.
Written February 9, 2021
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,202 contributions
Gorgeous Color
Feb 2021 • Couples
Dropping down into this bay from the Highway presents you with a picture perfect turquoise cove. Nice parking lot, restrooms and remarkable sand. Exposed to the surf, not the best for snorkeling, better for boogie boarding and a quick dip. Windy the day we visited, will definitely go back and spend another day
Written February 4, 2021
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Brent O
Chicago, IL71 contributions
Beautiful, accessible and heavy surf
Dec 2020
Killer beach, with good facilities, accessibility and parking. And when we were there the surf was hitting HARD. Not for beginners on their boogie boards, and not for inexperienced swimmers, even close to the shore. But it was gorgeous and if you're willing to get knocked around a little it was a lot of fun. Not too far from town, and there was a fair amount of parking so it seems like it's a great beach for all times.
Written December 26, 2020
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Victoria Tapply
Concord, NH36 contributions
Beautiful beach!
Dec 2020 • Couples
This beach is gorgeous! Hardly any rocks in the water and beautiful soft sand! There are lifeguards. This beach had incredible; large; strong waves which were super fun! Be careful if inexperienced as body surfing and boogie boarding could easily result in injury.
Written December 23, 2020
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palpande
Portland, OR213 contributions
Beautiful sunset and a great spot for vidoes and photography.
Dec 2020
The beach is a drive inside into the state park from the main Haiway. Parking could be an issue. Its a very full park, has public restrooms and shower. Wonderful surf waves. Excellent for the sunset.
Written December 21, 2020
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Linda L
Sw Grand Mound,13 contributions
Amazing Beach!
Oct 2020
This beach was by far my favorite beach that we swam at. So pretty and warm! We were here in October right after Hawaii opened back up so there were not a lot of people. If it had been closer to my hotel, I would have come here every day.
Written October 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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