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Kekaha Kai State Park

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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
09:00 - 19:00
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A good beach

It was a very good beach... though in my mind not as good as Mauna Kea. The drive to this beach was kindda fun--we were in a minivan and made it without any problems at all. Just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Yuan M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a very good beach... though in my mind not as good as Mauna Kea. The drive to this beach was kindda fun--we were in a minivan and made it without any problems at all. Just go slow and careful. Half of the cars in the parking lot were sedans, so it really is not that treacherous. We went... More 

Thank Yuan M
Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best beach on the island. Just north of the Kona airport, and accessed by the worst road ever. Take your time, to avoid damaging your rental (you may not be insured). Better yet, rent a 4x4. There are actually 3 beaches here. I think you should drive to the beach park lot and walk along the shore... More 

Thank OldCarGuy66Plymouth
Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't wait after leaving the airport......pulled off and navigated a very rough road, just like the logging roads in the pacific NW. Slow and easy gets you there and the time gives you a chance to appreciate driving through the middle of an ancient lava flow. Porta potties at the end and a cute beach with beautiful turquoise water. Not... More 

Thank Donald J
Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous quiet beach! Road getting there is very rough and if you have a small car it might be difficult to maneuver! Enjoyed the view, even with the planes flying overhead! Lots of turtles! We didn't snorkel, but there were people out there! Lots of shade and picnic tables!! Highly recommend!

Thank CEJorgensen
Syracuse, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Kekaha Kai ("the shore line") State Park is comprised of one part lava rock and several parts beautiful beaches. There are three main beaches. Located north of Kailua-Kona on Rt. 19 just north of the airport, the entrance to the park takes you on a road that is best described as a wreck! It looks as though it was bulldozed... More 

Thank Warren F
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

It might be a bumpy ride getting there, but it’s so worth it! It’s not clearly marked from the highway, but once you turn in, you’ll be on an uneven and poorly paved road for a few miles. Go slow! SUVs or 4x4 are recommended, but not necessary. I saw a few sedans driving through just fine, but you just... More 

Thank Cecilia S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This beach was beautiful. It is not a big beach, and it was not to crowded. It can be a little difficult to get down to the beach if you are not steady on your feet. There is lava in this area. The color of the water is beautiful. The waves are constant. I didn't go in the first time... More 

Thank Auntiesandee
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty spot for a swim. Prepare for a rough road over a lava field. High clearance vehicles advised and slow going. There is no running water. Picnic tables and charcoal grills are available. The sandy beach area is a short hike to the north.

Thank mauimom
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Just north of the Kona Airport this is an extensive Lava Field that runs down to the water. The road is quite bad so take care but it is worth a visit.

Thank Oldjack
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We've been traveling to the Big Island for decades but have never been to Kekaha Kai State park. It's easy to miss, just off of Highway 19 (Mamaloha Hwy) between Kawaihae and Kona. It's a few miles north of the Kailua-Kona airport. The road is barely marked and is very much unimproved. It's several miles to the beach and the... More 

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