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Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park , an important site in Hawaii’s history , is the location where the first extensive contact between Hawaiians and Westerners took place with the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778-79. The sacred temple , Hikiau Heiau , dedicated to the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This historic park is south of Kailua-Kona. From Highway 11 turn right on Napoopoo Rd. Continue down the narrow winding road which passes private homes and ends at the park, located on beautiful Kealakekua Bay. The historic site has religious significance - Hikiʻau Heiau -...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jgluv2travel
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The beach is rocky, but really beautiful. You can see the monument to Captain Cook across the water. Parking is very limited, but you can easily walk to the other locations.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank 514JenniferM
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This historical state park is worth the visit, just to see the beautiful Kealakekua Bay. The drive to the park is not for the faint of heart or those who might get dizzy as there are more than a few dozen hairpin turns down the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Totally unassuming little park...followed downslope roads and then ended up there by chance. Wonderful spot...where spinner dolphins come to rest ...view across the bay to the Captain Cook memorial..with a good zoom...you can see it without hiking down the trail or paddling across the bay....picnic...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We found this spot by chance (“I wonder where that road goes”). It is a nice little park with restrooms and a picnic area. I wish there was more information about the heiau at the site. I looked it up later and found it has...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank billcU4846ZX
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Small park but fun place to explore! Can view the Captain Cook monument in the distance. Watched some kayakers. Excited to view three turtles swimming in the water~one experienced diver from Scotland just threw her belongings on the ground and dove in to snorkel with...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Travel-lady03
Reviewed 2 June 2015

The beauty of this bay is breathtaking! We could see the Captain Cook monument in the distance and the mountains surrounding the bay were so huge and so green!!! Well worth the drive!!!

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Glenda W
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

This park is located across from Cooks monument. It is also a sanctuary for Dolphins but there were none in the bay when we were there. There is an ancient Hawaian temple at the site plus some interesting trees. Nice place just to chill out.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Smoltman
Reviewed 12 March 2015

The bay is beautiful and snorkeling here is great. If you kayak over to the Captain Cook memorial you can stand on the spot where he was killed. Snorkeling at that spot is really good. In the state park there is an historic site of...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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