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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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Rocky beach

We found Holoholokai Beach Park while exploring the Big Island in early April. It's located behind a big hotel just off the main highway. The beach itself is pretty rocky and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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San Ramon, California
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San Ramon, California
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666 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found Holoholokai Beach Park while exploring the Big Island in early April. It's located behind a big hotel just off the main highway. The beach itself is pretty rocky and not really suited for swimming. The park has resrtooms, barbecues and tables. We saw a local family enjoying the sun. There are also open field for playing, plus a... More 

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Seattle
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135 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a park we walked to daily when staying at the Fairmont Orchid. Loved this park, we enjoyed just hanging out under the trees on the soft grass. The restroom facilities are clean, the park is small and it was never busy. Not necessarily a swimming beach with sand to lay out on, but it's perfect for walking the... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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150 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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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Peru, Indiana
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194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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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London, Canada
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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365 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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538 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,060 helpful votes
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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328 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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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158 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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