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Big Island Beaches, Kohala

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Anaehoomalu Bay Photo Anaehoomalu Bay

Famous for breathtaking sunsets. Good swimming. Sea turtles often swimming in the shallows, especially at the South end of bay. Please don't disturb them!

Parking
Restrooms
Showers
Picnic Tables
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Hapuna Beach Photo Hapuna Beach

Long and wide sandy beach with usually excellent swimming. Complete facilities, clear water and gorgeous scenery. Snorkeling great at the south end of the beach. Beware of rock hazards, strong current and surf. High tide may erode most of the sand beach area. Obey all posted warnings.

Lifeguard, sometimes
Restrooms and showers
Picnic pavilion and tables
Concessions
Swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding
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No Photo Graphic Honokaope Beach

Small salt and pepper beach. Swimming and snorkeling fair when surf is calm. Visibility is often poor.

No facilities
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Kapanaia Bay Photo Kapanaia Bay

One of the best kept secrets in North Kohala. Not much sand and murky water, but very scenic and a great place for picnics. Access requires a 4WD vehicle.
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Kapaa Beach Park Photo Kapa'a Beach Park

Beautiful sunsets. Usually clear water. Good snorkeling and scuba diving. Beach area is rocky.

No lifeguards
Restrooms
BBQ Grills
Picnic Tables
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Kaupulehu Beach Photo Kaupulehu Beach

Lovely white sand beach yet to be discovered by most. Clear water, great snorkeling and fantastic view. Access via Kona Village Resort.

Restrooms
Parking
Shady areas
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Keawaiki Beach Photo Keawaiki Beach

Small, secluded beach. Never crowded. Salt and pepper sand.
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Keokea Beach Park Photo Keokea Beach Park

Scenic cliffs, great spot for picnics. Surf is often rough with poor swimming.

No Lifeguards
Rocky Beach
Restrooms, Showers
Picnic Pavillions
BBQ Grills
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Kiholo Bay Photo Kiholo Bay

Beautiful bay, mixture of fresh and salt water, lava island in the center.
Fantastic tide pools scatter the bay when the tide is out. Great for snorkeling and swimming when surf is calm. Stay off private property surrounding the bay!
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Big Island Kikaua Beach Photo Kikaua Beach

One of the prettiest, family friendly beaches on the Big Island. Pristine white sand beach, surrounded by large groves of shade trees and lava rock. Kukio Beach, another white sand, crescent shaped beach, is 100 yards north.

Showers, restrooms
Water fountains
Parking with 5 minute walk to beach
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Kukio Beach Photo Kukio Beach

Long, crescent shaped, white sand beach surrounded by shade trees. Snorkel or swim at the opening in the rocks towards the south end of the beach. Green Sea Turtles swim here and bask on the beach. Please do not disturb them!

Restrooms, showers
Water fountain
Paved path from parking area
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Lapakahi State Historical Park Photo Lapakahi State Historical Park

Scenic beach, snorkeling. Never crowded. Replicas of native Hawaiian cultural items such as huts and ruins of building foundations. Game area where visitors can try spear throwing, ‘ulu maika (disc rolling) and konane (checkers).


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Mahukona Beach Park Photo Mahukona Beach Park

Actually an abandoned harbor used by a sugar company. Calm, clear water, great for snorkeling and diving. Old mill equipment and a shipwreck under water.

No lifeguards
Restrooms, showers
No drinking water
Camping with permit
BBQ Pits
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Kaunaoa Beach Photo Mauna Kea Beach (Kaunaoa Beach)

One of the best beaches on the island. Perfect crescent shape, extending for almost 1/4 mile. Natural rock reef provides some protection from the surf. Located in front of the Mauna Kea Resort. Swimming, boogie boarding. Snorkeling, especially around the rocks on the left side of beach.

Restrooms, showers
Volleyball court

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Mauumae Beach Photo Mauumae Beach

A hidden gem, pretty and secluded. Usually quiet during the week. Nice place for picnics. Walking trail to Mauna Kea Beach. Snorkeling marginal. Access through Mauna Kea Resort. Sometimes frequented by nudists.

No facilities
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Pololu Beach Photo Pololu Beach

Excellent view of Kohala Mountains and the coastline. Twenty minutes of walking down steep steps to the beach area. No swimming or snorkeling due to high surf and strong currents.

No lifeguards
No facilities
Small amount of roadside parking
Strenuous hike to access beach
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Puako Bay Photo Puako Bay

Six accesses to this beach. Not much sand but great tidepools and reef. Good snorkeling along the outer edges of reef, but use caution and check ocean conditions before entering the water.

No lifeguards
No facilities
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Spencer Beach Park Photo Spencer Beach Park

Protected by harbor breakwater and large reef. Water usually calm for swimming, but slightly cloudy due to the harbor nearby.

Restrooms, showers
Picnic tables
Picnic Pavillions
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Waialea Beach Photo Waialea (Beach 69)

Small sandy beach, usually almost deserted. Great swimming when there is calm surf. Secluded cove to the north of the main beach. High surf occasionally strips the sand from the beach.

Restrooms, showers
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More Beaches:
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