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Kahaluu Beach

Alii Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
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Dying reef

Sadly, the reef at Kahaluu Beach is dying after long years of over-use by humans. Coral bleach well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna70Zurich
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Zurich
Fun beginner beach, but check the tide chart

I wanted a beginner beach for my teenage and up kids for their introduction to snorkeling, and this... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Robert B
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Popular Hawaii beach for snorkeling.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea turtles” (24 reviews)
“fish” (114 reviews)
“water shoes” (16 reviews)
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Alii Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly, the reef at Kahaluu Beach is dying after long years of over-use by humans. Coral bleach well visible.

Thank Anna70Zurich
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I wanted a beginner beach for my teenage and up kids for their introduction to snorkeling, and this was the place I chose. It worked great. We walked to the surf line, put on our flippers, and headed out into the bay. The great thing...More

1  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Read in a guide book that the snorkeling was good here...not disappointed at all. The day we came the beach was busy and there were a lot of people in the water. It didn't matter, the fish didn't care. There are all kinds of fish...More

1  Thank BHL1967
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Was told that this is one of the best shore snorkeling area. I was not disappointed... Plus Even though I came on Christmas Eve, there was still sufficient parking spaces in the area. It was crowded that day but there is still ample space for...More

1  Thank Stephen C
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Great lava beach, but hard to enter, so make sure you wear the appropriate footwear. You do not have to snorkel to see the beautiful colourful fish, as they can be seen by the naked eye. If you are lucky you will see turtles, but...More

1  Thank Pam S
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Make sure that you visit during a high tide, making it much easier to get out to the good snorkeling area without falling. It can be slippery so I suggest rock shoes. Turtles can be seen here but don't touch and please stay 10 feet...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Great snorkeling once you get past the lava..lots of colorful fish to look at and photograph...very enjoyable once you got in

1  Thank beachwkr
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family first went to Kahaluu Beach (snorkel beach). Easy for beginners and somewhat shallow area with lots of fish and sometimes turtles.

Thank Nazsnaz
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Some of the best snorkeling on Hawaii. This is a great family beach with a little something for everyone — snorkeling, surfing, reasonable beach area, life guards, showers, bathrooms, and even a food truck. Water entry can be tricky, as any of the rocks under...More

1  Thank mbotos
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

I liked this beach, just a little crowed so get there early for a spot. Waves are very small so good for children and non swimmers

Thank Deborah M
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