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Kona Coast State Park

Highway 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-587-0300
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Located on the main island of Hawaii, this park also contains a beach.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“rough road” (4 reviews)
“great beach” (3 reviews)
“course sand” (2 reviews)
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Highway 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-587-0300
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

I have been reading the other reviews and people seem to mistake this beach for others. I had to look it up too as Kona Coast is the English label where you will see it on maps as Kekaha Kai. This is not the beach...More

2  Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The few beheads heading to north point had the best beaches for family swimming. Shallow water, few rocks, life guards, picnic areas with grills.

Thank Shirley B
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I don't want to encourage visitors to come to this beach, because I want it all to myself...beautiful beach, amazing water, great breezes...plenty of shade under palm trees if you are nursing a sun burn too...the drive is tedious on a very rough lava field...More

2  Thank Rod K
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Kona Coast State Park is a long drive off of Mamalahoa Hwy to the beach but it is worth the effort. Lava and sand mix to create a shoreline of interest and beauty. Sometimes you will see turtles basking in the sun or swimming in...More

1  Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This park actually has three very different beaches. Which accounts for some if the variance in the reports. The 1st beach has a parking lot, facilities, course sand and tide pools and waves to watch. The 2nd beach is a 200 yard walk to the...More

6  Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Very rough road - but a regular vehicle can make it. It was worth the trip when we saw the ocean! Magnificent view!

1  Thank jtsalazar77
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Uncrowded in January. The beach is at the site of the old Kona airport so there is LOTS of parking on what used to be the runway. VERY little shade but there are a couple of cabanas. The water is beautiful and warm and the...More

1  Thank HawaiiDaveJr
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a very accessable beach from the Kona Coast Resort by driving along the Coastal Road. However, it is always quite crowded and getting a parking space is almost imporrible.

1  Thank sateeshl2016
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We have been here several times, lastly in 2013. Easily reached by bus from Kona there is a lovely beach shaded by tall trees and a beautiful safe depth swimming area. Lots of species of fish and a couple of giant turtles, don't touch them!....More

1  Thank daveandjanb
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We always make a visit or two or more to this beach park when we visit Hawaii almost yearly. We love it, my wife can fish ,I can find a shaded picnic table to sketch. We can beach comb, swim, or just relax.

1  Thank Michael D
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