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Mahai'ula Beach

Kekaha Kai State Park, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Day at the beach

My friend and I spent the day here swimming and snorkeling. It is beautiful with white sand and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Becky C
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Stockton, California
Sea turtles and beautiful views

Beautiful sandy beach of white sand and gentle surf. Sea turtles on the beach and swimming in the... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Jo Lynn N
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“state park” (4 reviews)
“great beach” (4 reviews)
“kua bay” (3 reviews)
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Kekaha Kai State Park, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I spent the day here swimming and snorkeling. It is beautiful with white sand and very few rocks in the water. If you go to the sides of the beach it is nice snorkeling. Go early, it gets crowded.

Thank Becky C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Beautiful sandy beach of white sand and gentle surf. Sea turtles on the beach and swimming in the cove. We were there at dusk.

Thank Jo Lynn N
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you are looking to get away from the crowds of people this is it. Once you leave the main road it is a very rough drive through a lava rock field. You don't need 4 wheel drive but a SUV or something with high...More

Thank Waynedad
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We went when it was windy in Waikoloa bc it is sheltered by trees. Waves can still get pretty big. The road in is super 4x4 and the parking can be quite busy. We really liked this beach though!

1  Thank irishsiren74
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I have spent many weeks at this secluded beach and know some of its history. What makes it special is the brackish water that fills up the bay. There are lava tubes that allow rain water to flow through the coarse white sand and lesson...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

That perfect crescent of white sand with palm trees to give some shade if you need it. Well worth the slow ride in from the highway and it's no problem to find your own nice piece of the beach, especially on weekdays. One of our...More

Thank Timmers17
Reviewed 28 December 2016

fantastic place, well worth the walk and the bumpy drive to get there. We went on a rainy day and it was still amazing!

2  Thank charlotte844
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The lava road can be travelled by any car just go slow (Jeep or SUV ideal as there are lots of ruts). We were only able to snorkel briefly as the current was too strong the day we visited, however we heard it was usually...More

1  Thank JohnsonsEdm
Reviewed 18 October 2016

With a sandy beach and a sandy bottom, a nice surf break, and clean facilities, this is by far our favorite beach on the island. Go during the week and get there early if you want to park near the access. The only negatives are...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Beach is nice, but keep walking 20 mins through the hot lava field for sand dunes and an unbelievable beach that is the softest sand i've ever laid my feet upon.

1  Thank Mike D
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r.butterworth
We will have a day cruise stop at Kona in Sept after 5 days at sea from Vancouver. Will we be able to get a taxi from Kona jetty direct to the beach, one member of group could not manage the long walk described in some reviews. Other suggestions for a beach day welcomed.
8 May 2016|
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Response from Cdn_fam_travels | Reviewed this property |
No a taxi would not go here. My suggestion would be to visit Hapuna Beach Park. It is further away from Kona but a great beach day and doesn't require a walk.
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