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Kapoho Tide Pools

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Address: Waiopae Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Big Island in 3 Days: Snorkeling, Hiking, Camping and Volcanoes National Park
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Just wonderful and refreshing

Its a tidepool with a surprisingly warm water right attached to the ocean. Its at the wnd of a nice green park with lots of picnic shaded area amd BBQ grills. There are steps... read more

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Laguna Niguel, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a tidepool with a surprisingly warm water right attached to the ocean. Its at the wnd of a nice green park with lots of picnic shaded area amd BBQ grills. There are steps to go down into the tidepool. The water is crystal clear and is just so relaxing. You can meditate floating or watching the ocean water hits... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I live nearby and love the tidepools. I always recommend to my customers that they visit the tide pools for checking out the tide pools or snorkeling in the big pond on the side of it. It is quite nice in there and I think most people will like it to. When visiting the tide pools, a great place to... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to visit and swim. Beautiful, clear water and tide pools. Not crowded at all. Good picnicking place also.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family vacation last month & went to the kapoho tide pools, my kids have a blast, was very difficult to get them out of the water, they love snorkling to see all the fish in there. Water was absolutely perfect!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a gorgeous spot. We went at high tide and snorkelled through eight or nine pools. There were tons of fish and getting between the pools was really easy. The coral was sharp so I'd recommend watching out

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Thank Sean H
Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You park in the community parking lot at the end of Kapoho Kai St (can donate $3 or not) and walk 10 minutes into the lava pools. I prefer to stay completely sheltered in landlocked pools (swimming from one to another) but some people head toward the sea. Lots of fish and some coral. Be prepared to walk across very,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot- short walk but it was worth. Definitely need a reef shoe as it's all rock but beautiful reef n fish. No rest room n no life guard but worth visiting! Go to the end big pool as that has more things to see

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Thank Nashilowa
Ancaster, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly amazing experience! We spent the whole day at the tide pools and wanted to go back the next day. An awesome experience...but bring beach chairs because the tide pool rocks are likely the most uncomfortable place to lounge.

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Thank lynyrd12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing these tide pools went on forever. You could spend the day just swimming these pools. The location is beautiful, and the wildlife colorful. It's a nice place to unwind.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on Hale Hui along the Kapoho Tide Pools and we were astounded and the tranquility and serenity of the Pools... So glad we made the decision to take the road less traveled!

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