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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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My Favorite Beach

Kua Bay is close to town, easy to find and has most all the amenities you would like to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike W
New Favorite Beach

I am cautious reviewing this beach because I want to keep it a secret. I am a beach snob. Not a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca T
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Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kua Bay is close to town, easy to find and has most all the amenities you would like to see...Plenty of Parking, restrooms, and "drop off" area where you can unload then go park. The sand has an amazing color, as does the water...Turquoise"..!! Great...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am cautious reviewing this beach because I want to keep it a secret. I am a beach snob. Not a strong swimmer, hate seaweed, don't like the water too cold, need to be able to see my feet. This beach is picture perfect. I...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy access and nice clear water with white sandy beach! Get there early parking is very small but well worth it! Enjoy!

Thank Abraham R
Reviewed 1 week ago

words and pictures do not do this beach justice! Never wanted to leave, it was so fun playing in the crystal clear water and jumping waves!!

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great beach with very nice snorkeling on the north end. (swim out about 200-300 meters to the big rocks sticking out of the water) If you want good parking, be there at 8:00AM. It fill up fast!

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful, peaceful beach visited weekly. You won't want to miss this beach especially between Mar - Nov.

Thank konaislandgurl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Pretty crowded, but really nice area. Enjoyed swimming and the sand is really nice. Would go back!

Thank ssullivans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kua Bay (Manini'owali Beach) is a stunningly beautiful beach. As soon as you walk from the parking area and catch your first glimpse of it...it takes your breath away. They day we found it, the skies were sunny in the beginning. We set up camp...More

Thank gldnpupper27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just rediscovered this beach. We visited it during iron man several years earlier and the road was crowded. Access is easy compare to decal other nearby state and federal park locations. The entrance to this park is across the highway from the Veterans Cemetery,...More

Thank richard f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beach has absolutely spectacular sunsets. We arrived at the right time. We've been coming to Kona for several years now and this is our favorite beach.

Thank Mel W
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jamesh005
13 August 2017|
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Response from alandF6879AU | Reviewed this property |
it's been a few months since I've been there so I don't remember perfectly. I *think* the access road does not close, so it is always open. if the road has a barrier, there wll be a sign and if so, pay attention to it... More
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Bruce H
14 January 2017|
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Response from trooper92 | Reviewed this property |
From Hwy 19 north of Kona airport, look for the sign "West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery". Instead of going inland to the cemetery, drive opposite towards the sea. From the parking at the end of the access road, it is only few... More
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Taylor C
16 November 2016|
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Response from somersaultwithme | Reviewed this property |
No. Parking is free (small lot and street).
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