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Ho`okena Beach Park

Off Hawaii Belt Road, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Sunday Family Day

Arrived about 9 and the parking area was more than half full, and it filled up by 10. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim B
,
Nevada City, California
via mobile
Good snorkeling for those who don't want a boat ride.

We snorkeled at 4 other beaches and this was the best! The water was clear, not oily. There were... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
MeWeezie
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Fresno, California
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“nice beach” (5 reviews)
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Off Hawaii Belt Road, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived about 9 and the parking area was more than half full, and it filled up by 10. Lots of campers and families, but the beach was not crowded. The snorkeling was very good to the right of the beach, for a long ways. Several...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We snorkeled at 4 other beaches and this was the best! The water was clear, not oily. There were all sorts of fish and several turtles. Have fun!

Thank MeWeezie
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Hidden down a narrow winding road is this gem. Fine Black sand and sparse crowds. Large variety of fish and coral to view. Worth the drive.

Thank Neil F
Reviewed 27 March 2017

DO NOT BOOK HERE. LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS. NO APOLOGIES OR HELP FINDING NEW ACCOMMODATIONS. RUINED TWO DAYS OF OUR TRIP. I booked a two night stay for 15 students and faculty traveling from Maryland for a spring break travel study and paid the full $661.50...More

1  Thank travelswithstudents
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Camping - getting there is easy enough, just slow down if you're coming from Kona and look for the exit sign just past the school zone. Its a 2 mile drive down a switchback road with a few areas you need to slowww riiight doowwwn....More

2  Thank DaRealAlliG
Reviewed 28 January 2017

If you picture yourself camping on the black sand beach by the ocean, this isn't the place. You are camping with as many as 50 other folks with the same ideas. We were there last year when the beach was closed because of dengue fever...More

1  Thank TNAllison
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A lovely, off the beaten track gray sand beach in South Kona. Popular for camping and snorkeling. Clean and well maintained. Shade and picnic tables available. Though the parking was tight, the beach did not feel crowded...great snorkeling, sighted whales and enjoyed the peace while...More

2  Thank munchy1
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Grey Sand Beach. Semi twisty downhill road not good for people that get car sick. Local Beach decent snorkeling only on Sunny Days ! GOOD PARKING right on Beach easy to picnic at

2  Thank WorldTravelerAtoZ
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Hubby (67) and myself (62) snorkeled here. We read about this park in a guidebook. A little tricky to find; the drive to the park itself is >2 miles on a one-lane (but asphalted) drive. Parking is at a minimum. However, we loved it here....More

4  Thank Keyboardlady
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was our favorite beach and was the only place in Hawaii that we went to twice. It was not crowded and about half the people there seemed to be locals instead of tourists. Our first time there the water was very calm for snorkeling....More

2  Thank Keith S
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