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Address: Manini Beach Road, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI

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Off the beaten path

Great small beach off the beaten path that is coveted by the community. Nice picnic area and community garden. Reefs off the left side of shore great fish viewing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 March 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Great small beach off the beaten path that is coveted by the community. Nice picnic area and community garden. Reefs off the left side of shore great fish viewing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Not only is this a lesser known beach with a grassy shady sunny park with snorkle access where you can walk out to watch whales, but it is also a park where you can visit the community gardens. I tasted a few herbs that a guest pointed out to me. This is a private park owned by the Bishop Estate,... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Lovely spot...individuals in the neighborhood lovingly care for this place. Off the beaten path so not a ton of tourists. Snorkeling was beautiful, easy in and out, lots of fish and coral. Grassy area with benches to relax and enjoy the secluded Bay. You can walk out on the rocks and see whales right now. Locals were warm and friendly.... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

The park is grassy and has a swim area. Be careful of the waves crashing you into the lava rocks. But, once you swim out further into the bay, the snorkeling views of the reef are incredible. Can't wait to go back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This beach was within walking distance of our Halakealua Bed and Breakfast. Each day we walked to the beach, snorkeled, lazed around and enjoyed life. The treat was the group of ladies I met there. They are a part of "friends of the Beach". Francis is a marvelous keeper of all things proper at this family friendly treasure. See endemic... More 

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Franklin Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

20 minute drive South of Kailua Kona, near "Place of Refuge" is Manini Kapahukapu Beach, captian cook monument and painted church We arrived the previous day so this was our first real day and first time snorkeling on this trip. We were aiming for two step which I gather is also place of refuge but somehow messed up and ended... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Came here for a morning with my husband on our honeymoon. Quiet spot with only a few other people. Good snorkeling spot, seas were a little tough but once you got out a little ways it was worth it. Nice spot down the road to rent kayaks from LeAnne too!

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

too had to find, too little road, need 4 wheel stay away not a tourist stop too hard to drive too......................

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

I fell in love with this spot...so much so I bought a vacant lot, hoping to build my dream home. the bay is lovely and a great spot to snorkel if calm. there is grass and picnic benches to enjoy an afternoon picnic, a community garden and a lovely path out to what I call the lava castle. If you... More 

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Indio, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

Just up the road north of "Place of Refuge" is a quiet little village and Manini Beach Park! Not much parking, but a nice park and really easy access to great snorkeling waters! We sat and soaked up the warm winter sun and enjoyed the palms swaying above our heads! There is a local (snorkel & toys) rental hut right... More 

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