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“Most beautiful beach on the Big Island”

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Ranked #6 of 132 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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San Bruno, California
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Most beautiful beach on the Big Island”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Did not like the (very) short climb down the rocks with two toddlers to get there. However, it was worth it. Loved the white sand and picture perfect blue water.

Visited July 2014
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Arlington, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
542 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Take the family, spend the day. I enjoyed reading a book and relaxing. Bring sunscreen and extra water.

Visited June 2014
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Palmyra, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great beach”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful beach with excellent snorkling on the North end. Bathhouse and showers available onsite. Waves were not to rough for small children. Excellent beach for family outing.

Visited July 2014
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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Level 6 Contributor
311 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Pretty white sand”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Located on the Kona side, Kua Bay is the type of pretty, white sand beach associated with vacation. There's no shade so bring your own umbrella. It's pretty popular so expect it to be crowded by Hawaii standards. There's no concession stand so be sure to bring lunch.

Visited May 2014
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Modesto, California
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Now that this beach has a paved road to it, this is a great place to go. For years the locals have needed a 4 wheel drive or a long walk to get there, but now easy access. But go in the morning as the parking gets crazy in the after noon.

Visited July 2014
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