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Address: Off Highway 19, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, HI
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A secluded rocky beach ideal for strolling, picnicking and shell...

A secluded rocky beach ideal for strolling, picnicking and shell collecting. Not recommended for swimming.

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"Out of the way" beach park

Not a wide, sandy beach so if that's you're thing go to Hapuna. That said, this one is tucked in behind the Fairmont Orchid and we just stumbled upon it while driving around... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Analise83
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Oahu, Hawaii
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Oahu, Hawaii
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150 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a wide, sandy beach so if that's you're thing go to Hapuna. That said, this one is tucked in behind the Fairmont Orchid and we just stumbled upon it while driving around the area looking at things (hah). It's very pretty (the beach is stony but the rocks are a mix of black and white so it's very striking)... More 

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1 Thank Analise83
Peru, Indiana
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572 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful area, and nicely maintained, (decent restrooms). Very rocky, which makes the breaking waves even more enjoyable. Even with limited mobility, one can maneuver along the water for a ways; though actually entering the surf could be difficult. There are several shaded picnic tables, easily accessible, with nice views. A great find; and when we were there, not crowded.

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1 Thank RICART75
London, Canada
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

It shares the same car park with the Puako Pteroglyphs. Popular with local surfers. Beach is not really for swimming. Rocky but interesting. Has bathroom facilities. There is even a small patch of green sand if you walk north, just before reaching the dirt road, behind the back gate of a large house. Saves driving all the way to Pakakolea... More 

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Festus, Missouri
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71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Think this is the name, in Puako or Kamuela. It's so hard to say so is mainlanders don't find it and screw it up for the locals. This is the best swimming beach in Hawaii. All soft sand, $5 admission, locals are free. Water is clear, blue, and beautiful. No matter what you think about luau or poi or any... More 

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1 Thank 12bpatrick4ever
Kansas City, Missouri
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359 reviews
165 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

It was hot and humid the afternoon we walked from our hotel to the park to see the petroglyphs and it was hardly worth the effort. The petroglyphs were interesting but unfortunately the site offers little in terms of narrative to help visitors understand what they are looking at. It is also a long hike between the clusters of petroglyphs.

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2 Thank williame975
Jensen Beach, Florida
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531 reviews
232 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This inviting beach park is located north of Kona on route 19. Coming from Kona, you turn left at Mauna Lani Drive and continue right on the “roundabout” on Ala Ka’a Way. The park is next to the Fairmont Orchid. It is well marked and easy to find. There are actually two trails. While visiting the Beach Park, why not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

A short trip via Mauna Lani Shuttle from the hotel. Nelson, the Shuttle driver, a son of a Viet Nam, five year, POW provided us with a heartwarming story of his dad and the experience of his incarceration. Nelson is a gentle, honest man and respects and loves his departed father. Holoholokai is a must. 5 minutes is all you... More 

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2 Thank bill s
Santa Cruz, California
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155 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

This park has great ocean views and petroglyphs. If you want to swim at the beach, this is not for you but if you want to view ocean life or just sit and read a book....yes, this is it! The petroglyph walk is not too long but worth it. You can walk a path in either direction (one towards the... More 

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3 Thank Jackie L
Spring City, Pennsylvania
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235 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

This is a good beach for snorkeling after your visit to the petroglyphs near by. The beach isn't the best for laying out on but there is a beautiful reef near by.

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1 Thank SkilledOne4
Roberts Creek, Canada
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207 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,323 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

This beachfront park features everything you need for your waterfront picnic stop - direct/easy access from the parking lot, restrooms with change areas, running water AND SOAP, flush toilets, outside shower, loads of picnic tables with shade trees, BBQs and if you go on a weekday, little or no one there. Simply head North out of Kailua-Kona and after about... More 

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