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Kona District (Part 1)
(See also Lifeguard Safety
Tips & Big Island Camping)
Call National Weather Service 961-5582 for
Weather Forecast & 935-9883 for Marine Forecast.
As lifeguard services may vary, call the County of Hawaii at 961-8694
for current coverage.
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Take Hwy 19 to turn at Four Seasons Hualalai Resort
(Mile Marker 87)
A ribbon of white sand & volcanic rock - hazardous
swimming. Good surfing and bodysurfing during winter. Paved
trails and walkways.
Parking, restrooms, showers, picnic tables.
KUA BAY AT KONA COAST STATE PARK
Take Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) north to the West Hawaii
Cemetery. Take access road across from cemetery.
A beautiful white sand wilderness beach considered to
be one of the best swimming and snorkeling beaches on the
island. Hazardous in winter months during periods of heavy
surf and rip currents. Historic coastal trail.
Parking, restrooms, picnic tables.
Take Hwy 19 north from Kailua-Kona to a point between
Mile Markers 88 and 89. Take rough road to the end or hike
south 15 minutes to the beach. Vehicle access is by 4-wheel
A shoreline consisting of several coves and inlets united
by a magnificent long sand beach. A popular swimming, snorkeling,
boogie boarding, and scuba spot - noted for octopus and
shells. The site of Opaeula Pond, a waterbird sanctuary.
BEACH AT KONA COAST STATE PARK
Take Hwy 19 approx. 2.6 miles north of Kona Int'l Airport
to sign for park. Drive down a rough, unpaved ocean road approx.
1.5 miles to the park.
An idyllic crescent of white sand. Excellent swimming,
boogie boarding, & snorkeling during summer. Site of the
"arches" - underwater tunnels and caves, and a sunken
ship. Great surfing during winter.
On to Kona District
- Part 2
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