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Kekaha Kai State Park

Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-882-6206
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Yes there are great beachs on the Big Island

Great free thing to do here. Highly recommend stopping by here several time ... as it can be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
chattygirl7491
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Franklin Ohio
drove to two sections of the park

We’ve been to two sections of Kekaha Kai State Park – Manini’owali Beach on Kua Bay and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jgluv2travel
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Regina,Sask.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“rough road” (8 reviews)
“great beach” (9 reviews)
“porta potties” (5 reviews)
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Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great free thing to do here. Highly recommend stopping by here several time ... as it can be different the next day .. either way a great beach. The Big Island isn't known for its lovely sand beaches but this one is a treasure. free...More

Thank chattygirl7491
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve been to two sections of Kekaha Kai State Park – Manini’owali Beach on Kua Bay and the Mahaiula Bay section. The beach on Kua Bay is very popular and great for boogie boarding. A winding paved road takes you to the beach which has...More

Thank jgluv2travel
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The most beautiful place after a hard drive on dirt, potholed road. You can even camp on the beach, although it is a bit windy. Secluded, but not as much as years ago. Famtastic views of KaPali coast without having to take a boat or...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We entered the park through the entrance that’s north of the main entrance, and then it was a short drive and a short walk to a beautiful beach. The sand was soft and the beach is shallow for quite a distance, so it’s perfect for...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We didn't get a chance to visit a lot of beaches while on the big island, but I'm SO glad that we ventured out to this one. It was absolutely gorgeous! It was fun to watch the boogie boarders do their thing, and it was...More

1  Thank Brooke D
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Drive through a bumpy moonscape and park amidst lava boulders, take you towels and lotion and picnic lunch and hike on down to the beach. Woa, wait...don't forget really sturdy foot ware and water shoes. The beach is beautiful but littered with sharp lava pieces....More

1  Thank FarFlungStarling
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

There are three separate roads to this stretch of beaches just north of the Kona Airport. The northern most road is well-paved, but the other two are not paved and are very rough. Last year we attempted to travel the southern most access, but felt...More

2  Thank letsgotochina
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

This is one of the closest beaches to Kona and worth the drive over the bumpy lava road to get in....you can do it with a 2WD car but we always get a 4WD Jeep. Nice beach....restrooms...picnic tables...some shade. I snorkel the rocks along the...More

Thank EscoDave
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

Love the drive thru lava fields and when you arrive its mixed sand, rocks, lava, etc. Great place to hang out. Did not try snorkeling here,

Thank LolaK1031
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

This beach takes a little rough driving to get through, but you will NOT be disappointed. The beach is simply beautiful. Gorgeous turquoise waters will stun you. This is a fairly good place to snorkel as well. And there is quite a bit of space...More

Thank TomCole1961
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