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“Beautiful beach”
Review of Mauna Kea Beach

Mauna Kea Beach
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Owner description: Located behind the Mauna Kea Hotel.
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Arrive early to obtain one of the 40 passes handed out to the public (I mean EARLY, before 8:00) The extra time is well spent at this beautiful beach...good for snorkeling, swimming, relaxing. Also great for kids.

2  Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Walked the 1 mile trail from Hapuna Beach to Mauna Kea Beach. Very pleasant. The beach is beautiful along a rocky shore, yet perfectly safe.

1  Thank dissappointe
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beautiful beach in a beautiful area. All facilties there and decent snorkeling. Buying a drink is VERY costly at roughly 15 bucks US per cocktail. Limited public parking but Maune Kea resort will valet park you for the cost of a tip. Get your slip validated by an employee at the beach (which was eay) and you will avoid a 45.00 parking fee. Blue green water and gently sloping from shallow to deep. Soft sand and very clean. This is worthy of a visit for sure.

1  Thank SonnyBoyz
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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

This is one of our favorite beaches on the Big Island. Nice soft sand, nice waves. Not as long or large as Hapuna but worth the trip. We usually try to get there by 9am. It is an hour drive from Kona. Today we arrived at 9:10 a.m. and we were turned away "lot full". What a bummer I can't believe it. So off to Beach 69 since we're were in the area.

2  Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

If you are looking for a lovely white sand beach with great waves to body surf, this is the place. Not a dangerous beach like so many of the other beaches we visited, this one had fun waves to play in. The white sand was silky smooth and the area was beautiful. Well worth the visit!

1  Thank malibumomof7
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