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“Soft white sand” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Ranked #5 of 123 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Redwood City, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Soft white sand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This beach is excellent for swimming and I didn't find the waves to be too strong. It did get a little hot on the beach but what better way to cool down than to take a dip in the clear blue water? We tried to snorkel but didn't find anything too interesting, although we didn't really venture that far out. It didn't take us long to find parking, but then again we did go in the afternoon so I'm not sure what parking is like in the morning.

Visited July 2014
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San Bruno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Most beautiful beach on the Big Island”
5 of 5 stars 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
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359 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars 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
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great beach”
5 of 5 stars 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
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289 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Pretty white sand”
4 of 5 stars 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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