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Ho`okena Beach Park

Off Hawaii Belt Road, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Best family snorkel

I at first didn’t want to leave a review because this is such a special place, untouched by crowds... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lester V M
Newport Beach, California
via mobile
Secret Beach Find

We had a fun day at Hookena Beach today. The first beach we tried to go to was rocky and packed, so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jen S
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  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
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“dengue fever” (4 reviews)
“nice beach” (5 reviews)
“sand beach” (3 reviews)
Off Hawaii Belt Road, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I at first didn’t want to leave a review because this is such a special place, untouched by crowds. Alas, I think other families need to experience the blessing of Ho’okena beach. My 11, 6yr used their fins and my 3 yr old used a...More

Thank Lester V M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fun day at Hookena Beach today. The first beach we tried to go to was rocky and packed, so we were very happy when we pulled up to the small parking lot here and found a spot right away. We were there...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived about 9 and the parking area was more than half full, and it filled up by 10. Lots of campers and families, but the beach was not crowded. The snorkeling was very good to the right of the beach, for a long ways. Several...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We snorkeled at 4 other beaches and this was the best! The water was clear, not oily. There were all sorts of fish and several turtles. Have fun!

Thank MeWeezie
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Hidden down a narrow winding road is this gem. Fine Black sand and sparse crowds. Large variety of fish and coral to view. Worth the drive.

Thank Neil F
Reviewed 27 March 2017

DO NOT BOOK HERE. LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS. NO APOLOGIES OR HELP FINDING NEW ACCOMMODATIONS. RUINED TWO DAYS OF OUR TRIP. I booked a two night stay for 15 students and faculty traveling from Maryland for a spring break travel study and paid the full $661.50...More

2  Thank travelswithstudents
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Camping - getting there is easy enough, just slow down if you're coming from Kona and look for the exit sign just past the school zone. Its a 2 mile drive down a switchback road with a few areas you need to slowww riiight doowwwn....More

2  Thank DaRealAlliG
Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you picture yourself camping on the black sand beach by the ocean, this isn't the place. You are camping with as many as 50 other folks with the same ideas. We were there last year when the beach was closed because of dengue fever...More

1  Thank TNAllison
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A lovely, off the beaten track gray sand beach in South Kona. Popular for camping and snorkeling. Clean and well maintained. Shade and picnic tables available. Though the parking was tight, the beach did not feel crowded...great snorkeling, sighted whales and enjoyed the peace while...More

2  Thank munchy1
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Grey Sand Beach. Semi twisty downhill road not good for people that get car sick. Local Beach decent snorkeling only on Sunny Days ! GOOD PARKING right on Beach easy to picnic at

2  Thank WorldTravelerAtoZ
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