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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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Saturday beach stop

Pretty beach near the airport. Great snorkeling too. Busy on a Saturday afternoon. Has bathrooms... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sqrly
via mobile
Just can't get enough of this great white sand beach.

In the summer this beach area is just the best. Beautiful water and sand, great for kids and adults... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
James L
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Bozeman, Montana
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Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pretty beach near the airport. Great snorkeling too. Busy on a Saturday afternoon. Has bathrooms and parking.

Thank Sqrly
Reviewed 6 days ago

In the summer this beach area is just the best. Beautiful water and sand, great for kids and adults for swimming and playing. In the afternoon smaller waves come in for body and boogie boarding. You can also snorkel here in the mornings and there...More

1  Thank James L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The parking lot is small and it's a slightly steep walk down some uneven rocks if you have issues with that it should be taken into consideration. But it's so worth the walk (which isn't far by the way). The water is stunning and the...More

1  Thank Megan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach to take your family to, I would recommend going early in the morning and getting out by noon. If you wait til rush hour, headed back to Kona you will get stuck in traffic for an hour or more.

1  Thank Kapena W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were desperate for a beach on our recent trip to the Big Island. Someone at our hotel suggested Sandy Beach, but one look at that beach made us think twice as it was very small. We found Kua Bay and we...More

1  Thank Karole M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is white sand and water is beautiful at Kua Bay. The walk to the beach may be difficult for some people, it does require some walking down a few rocks.

Thank rebeccav933
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is one of the only pure white sand (not lava) beaches on the Island of Hawaii and is easily reached from the Kialua Kona area. I is North of the Kona International Airport and easy to find. You will not find a better...More

Thank jksquared1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, it's the best within the reasonable driving time. Cute, little, white sands, perfect calm waves. What you would expect a beach to be in Hawaii. So, just perfect

Thank russial0ve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful area to catch rays and surf. Be on the lookout for the sign and take parking where ever you can

1  Thank jet_engine_guy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Also the walk down to the sandy area is a little challenging if you have knee issues or are more life experienced. But overall it's a decent little spot, some rocks to snorkel around and see the usual yellow tang. When we were there the...More

Thank Bob A
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Bruce H
How do I get to the Kua Bay beach?
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
Does is cost anything to come to this beach?
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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apriljoanne
I'm not a great swimmer but would like to see some pretty coral. Is this a good location or is there somewhere better to go?
10 November 2016|
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
If you are not a great swimmer, this is not the beach to go to for coral. There is some reef to see, but you have to swim around a point. There are better places to get in more easily. Honestly, as a novice swimmer I... More
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