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“Beautiful beach”

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Ranked #6 of 138 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were looking for a sandy beach to relax for the afternoon and visited Manini'owali in north Kona. You have to get there early for a parking spot because it gets busy, but the beach and water are beautiful. It was too calm to boogie board and a little too choppy to snorkel, but was a great place to relax. I appreciated the nice facilities. Will definitely go back!

1  Thank fla2tex
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We got there at 9 AM because we knew it would get crowded and had no problem parking or getting a great spot. The road, however, is not labeled, so turn left at 4 way intersection at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Once you enter the park, there will be a sign to tell you that you are entering the Manini;owali section of the Kekaha Kai State Park. Drive to the end of the road to park. There are bathrooms and nice warm water showers for when you finish. The current does pull you out to sea, so if you are not a strong swimmer, be careful not to go too far. Three generations of my family had an awesome morning there, but it was getting really crowded at about Noon.

7  Thank Matt E
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Loved this beach! White sand beach! Saw sea turtles within mins of arriving!! Water was beautiful and had calmer wavers. It is a must see if you visit The Big Island!!

Thank Dawn S
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This should be the top beach in America, way before even Florida's beautiful beaches! The water is sparkling, clear, and unbelievably beautiful. Would definitely recommend this beach!

1  Thank ClassyQ
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Kua Bay is THE beach to visit! We love(d) Hapuna Beach, but THIS one is even better with the warmest blue waters, beautiful sand (but not HOT like Hapuna), and great waves for a 10 & 6 year old to boogie board and snorkel all day! Beautiful and unforgettable beach day. Tips: Get there early to claim your space on the sand, because it can get get crowded; Buy an umbrella (ABC Stores) if you want/need shade; Buy a raft and float alllll day! The best! :)

5  Thank Mindy L
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