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Alternative-Hawaii Beach Guide to the Kona District of the Big Island of Hawaii  

Big Island Beaches:
A Sampler

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Kona District (Part 2)
(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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Courtesy NPS photo - Bryan Harry

HONOKOHAU BEACH
From Maliu Point at the entrance to Honokohau Harbor, follow the shoreline trail past Aiopio Fishpond.

A long stretch of salt and pepper sand along Honokohau Bay. Good snorkeling & swimming. Site of the Queen's Bath, a cool, spring-fed pool.

Parking.


Courtesy NPS photo - Tom Fake

KALOKO-HONOKOHAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Take Hwy 19 1/2 mile north of Honokohau Harbor entrance on ocean side.

1160-acre park of cultural significance. Site of an ancient settlement. Fishponds, house platforms, petroglyphs, stone slide, & religious temple. Hiking, picnicking, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, bird watching, and surfing.

Visit the Park


©Ann Cecil

OLD KONA AIRPORT MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICT
At Palani Rd. & Kuakini Hwy, turn west & go past the old industrial area.

A few inlets providing swimming entry, a surfing break and a tidepool for children. Reef fish, turtles, and rays frequent the area. Dangerous swells and currents during storms.

Parking, restrooms, showers. Visit Old Kona Airport MLCD


©Ann Cecil
WHITE SANDS BEACH PARK
Located just north of Mile Marker 4 on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

The most popular bodysurfing and bodyboarding beach in North Kona. Site of a Bodysurfing Championship. Good snorkeling. Powerful rip current during periods of high surf - extremely hazardous.

Restrooms, showers, parking, picnic tables, lifeguards.


©Ann Cecil
KAHALUU BEACH PARK
Located just south of Kailua-Kona on Alii Drive.

A large white sand beach. Popular swimming and snorkeling site. Home to sea turtles and dolphins. Extremely powerful rip current during periods of high surf.

Parking, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, lifeguards.

On to Kona District - Part 3

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