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Ho`okena Beach Park

Off Hawaii Belt Road, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Great camping experience

I came to The Big Island in February 2018 and traveled around the island and camped at 3 different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jvanmale1
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Waterford, Wisconsin
Secluded beach along South Kona coast

This is a smaller beach located at the bottom of a winding, two mile single lane road accessed off... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
olysupermom
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Washington
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“south kona” (4 reviews)
“windy road” (3 reviews)
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Off Hawaii Belt Road, Island of Hawaii, HI
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"black sand beach"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to The Big Island in February 2018 and traveled around the island and camped at 3 different campgrounds. Ho'okena Beach Park was my favorite. You drive down a steep, windy road to get to the park, the ocean views were incredible. The camping...More

Thank jvanmale1
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

This is a smaller beach located at the bottom of a winding, two mile single lane road accessed off the main highway down the South Kona coast. There is only one sign marking the road, so don't blink of you'll miss it. Parking is tight,...More

Thank olysupermom
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I love this beach. The sand is clean and the view is great. There are restrooms and showers on site. Only downside is not much parking. I have captured several beautiful sunsets while visiting this beach.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This is a nice but crowded campsite in a beautiful bay. Nice sandy beach and good snorkeling. Expect to lose your tent tag 10 dollar deposit if you leave early, even if you make arrangments the night before for an early checkout. They will refer...More

Thank Anne000632
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is a pretty beach with easy access, bu,t for these reasons, it can be crowded. The parking area cannot accommodate the number of visitors and can be challenging. The villagers do a great job of maintaining the beach and helping with the parking as...More

Thank wvlivingston
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

When we arrived and parked in the camping area and were "greeted" by a security guard asking us what we were doing and treating us like a criminal being pulled over by a cop. He had us sign into the camping area, give up an...More

3  Thank marlch
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

So this beach is definitely not the most popular but it is my favorite! It’s more secluded than some, but not too secluded that you can’t get to it! We packed an umbrella, a full ice chest with lunch and drinks, sunscreen, snorkel gear, and...More

1  Thank ninabeebuzzin
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We like this beach for a few reasons. It has the softest sand. There are facilities to use. And there is dolphins that hang close by. You can camp there as well. It can get crowded sometimes but it’s usually nice and spacious on the...More

2  Thank Liz J
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We stopped here on a drive around the Big Island. The snorkelling was not great but the beach was nice. Mainly locals (families) but a nice spot to stop. Black sand beach so was a bit hot on the toes :)

Thank Tracey B
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We have visited many beaches on Hawaii and found this to be our favorite. Snorkeling very fun, good diversity, and the spinner dolphins hang out there often. It is neat to have them swim around you and watch them put on their jumping show. The...More

Thank derbyking98
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