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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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Beautiful white sand beach

This beach has beautiful white sand and crystal clear water. It's usually crowded but we lucked out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
funtraveler100
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Hilo, Hawaii
Beautiful beach easy access

Right off the highway,went around 1pm,got a parking spot. White sand, lava,super clear water. Great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
M S
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed yesterday

This beach has beautiful white sand and crystal clear water. It's usually crowded but we lucked out and it wasn't crowded at all.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Right off the highway,went around 1pm,got a parking spot. White sand, lava,super clear water. Great snorkeling, saw lots of colorful fish. Water warm and delightfully refreshing.

Thank M S
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 2 weeks 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.

1  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 3 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
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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
13 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
15 November 2016|
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Response from somersaultwithme | Reviewed this property |
No. Parking is free (small lot and street).
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