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Address: Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI

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One of the finest beaches on the island

We went there after high surf warning and some of the beach had disappeared but it was still a fabulous beach. Watch out for strong currents. Some okay snorkeling. Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there after high surf warning and some of the beach had disappeared but it was still a fabulous beach. Watch out for strong currents. Some okay snorkeling. Beautiful cresecent shaped beach.

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Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this beach. I recommend to go early (especially during holidays because parking can be a little bit complicated). We love to look for/spend time in the real gems, and after our research and experience We strongly recommend to visit the following beaches: 1) Mauna Kea Beach (limited parking, go before 9:00 a.m.) 2) Kikaua Beach (limited parking,... More 

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Diablo, California
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our 4 kids loves this beach! Initially we went the first time to see the spinner dolphins and what an amazing sight they are to see! You have to arrive between 8:30-9am to see the dolphins. Our eldest daughter was fortunate she also saw some migrating whales. We then stayed for a while to play and enjoy the surf and... More 

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Keller, Texas
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105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice spot to spend the afternoon. This is very popular with tourists and locals alike. Be careful frolicking in the water as the waves and undertow can be quite strong. Very rocky beach, but well worth a visit.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A little crowded on school holidays. Very pretty site but..if you are not experienced swimmer or with waves stay out of the water. This bay during winter has reduced sand area, sometimes not much at all. Waves, when wind driven can be dangerous to beginners and novices, I've pulled out boogie board tourists and children when the parents think it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful white sand beach. Not the best for snorkeling but great for a relaxing day in the sun. On the weekends parking can become a bit of a problem and the beach may be crowded - it is not huge like Hapuna. Even during the week, come early if you want a parking spot in the fairly small parking lot.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very fine soft sand, wade out a long ways on soft sandy bottom. Just a little ways north of the Kona airport.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother grew up in Hawaii, so we visited every other year when I was a child. As an adult, I haven't been fortunate enough to make it back as often; however, when I do find myself on the big island, this is one of my favorite beaches. Absolutely gorgeous, and never too crowded (plus it's free). While in Hawaii,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday and it was a bit crowded but still had a nice relaxing beach day. Waves weren't to crazy. Enjoyed a refreshing shave ice while we were there.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually a state park. There is a lengthy drive in (mile?) down a now-paved road, parking near the beach (come early), showers to shower off the sand at the end. A little food truck/stand was there when we visited with poke, quesadillas, .... The surf can be a bit rough, the water is generally warm, the colors are... More 

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