Kahalu'u Beach Park, Kailua-Kona/Keauhou, Hawaii
78-6710 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona/Keauhou, Hawaii 96739| Map |
The south end of Kahalu'u Bay became Kahalu'u Beach County Park in 1953, a popular snorkeling spot, although the beach is rocky. Lifeguards are on duty during limited hours.
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If you like swimming with tropical fish and sea turtles, go here. This is not a beach for sunbathing or taking your kids to go for a swim. I made sure to stop by the morning of our departure and sure enough, I saw three turtles in the water and one laying out on the beach. Perfect way to end my vacation! Besides the turtles, there are tons of colorful fish swimming around and the water is usually calm. The day we left, it was super windy the night before and the waves were stronger, but still manageable. Restroom is clean and they have a shave ice truck and some food on site. The beach itself is small, but that's not why you go to this beach. Wear reef shoes since there are tons of rocks in shallow water - r...
This was a great first place to snorkel on Hawaii. For those complaining about the rocks, there is a great sandy walkway into/out of the water...no rock slipping and cutting of the legs necessary! The water was a little rougher today, so not as many fish there today as there would be on nice days, but it was still a ton of fun for my daughter (6 years old) and I. We snorkeled all around the rocks/reef. We were even greeted by 4 awesome sea turtles! Overall, it's a definite snorkel spot for families or leisurely snorkeler's. Those more serious snorkeler's may want to head down the road. Oh, and it is definitely worth it to get there early. We got there at 8:30 to make sure to see the turtles--one swa...
We went to a number of snorkeling beaches on the Big Island and this was by far the best. The water was calm, it was easy to stand in the water and get in and out with the sand gradually sloping out into the bay, and there were tons of different fish to look at. In contrast, none of the other beaches had even 1/10th of the fish...
As a local, I think this beach sucks, even though it's good for beginning snorkeling. The beach is ultra small, and jam freakin' packed with tourists, EVERY SINGLE DAY. Even though it is so small, I would have to say that this is the Waikiki beach of the Big Island. They even Have druggies, and alcoholics hanging out in the pavilions. I guess it is good for the locals who like peace and serenity at the beach, that so many touists are unadventurous, and end up snorkeling in the sunscreen filled waters of Kahalu'u, instead of over crowding other beaches. It's crazy, too, how people go snorkeling, and leave their obnoxious kids to fend for them selves on the beach, wasting tons of water, playing in the showers,...