We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kekaha Kai State Park

Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-882-6206
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Hidden jewel at end of lava road

We went in search of one of the beaches at Kekaha Kai State Park and found the southern most one... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
olysupermom
,
Washington
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 9 April 2018
chattygirl7491
,
Franklin Ohio
Read all 98 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rough road” (8 reviews)
“great beach” (9 reviews)
“porta potties” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION
Island of Hawaii, HI
CONTACT
Website
+1 808-882-6206
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Island of Hawaii
from US$223.96
More Info
from US$238.53
More Info
from US$176.04
More Info
from US$150.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (98)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"rough road"
in 8 reviews
"great beach"
in 9 reviews
"porta potties"
in 5 reviews
"white sand"
in 6 reviews
"makalawena beach"
in 3 reviews
"lava rock"
in 6 reviews
"high clearance"
in 3 reviews
"boogie boarders"
in 3 reviews
"kona airport"
in 5 reviews
"bring snacks"
in 2 reviews
"the shore line"
in 2 reviews
"restroom facilities"
in 3 reviews
"go slow"
in 2 reviews
"kua bay"
in 3 reviews
"rental car"
in 4 reviews
"beach park"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went in search of one of the beaches at Kekaha Kai State Park and found the southern most one accessed via an unpaved, winding lava road. We discovered a sandy beach with some shade & a rocky shoreline. There are picnic tables & portable...More

Thank olysupermom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 April 2018

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 March 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

Thank cheribree2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 February 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

Thank 2018CDN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 February 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 January 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 December 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 November 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 November 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 47 hotels in Island of Hawaii
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
3,097 reviews
7.43 km away
Kona Seaside Hotel
1,299 reviews
16.04 km away
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
3,224 reviews
16.09 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona
515 reviews
16.44 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge
647 reviews
7.42 km away
Beach Tree Bar and Lounge
445 reviews
7.24 km away
Residents' Beach House
79 reviews
7.02 km away
Hualalai Grille
161 reviews
7.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
1,144 reviews
4.77 km away
Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i
309 reviews
4.70 km away
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
197 reviews
6.07 km away
Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
863 reviews
6.63 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kekaha Kai State Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;