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Kiholo Bay

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Address: Mile Marker 81 on Hwy. 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Best black sand beach on this part of the island

The access road to this area is unmarked and at about mile 82.5 just a little towards the airport from a scenic lookout at mile marker 82. It is not marked correctly on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Morristown, Tennessee
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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The access road to this area is unmarked and at about mile 82.5 just a little towards the airport from a scenic lookout at mile marker 82. It is not marked correctly on the Google map on this webpage. The road is not paved but it is an easy drive and will not hurt your rental car if you are... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's actually mile marker 82.5 to drive into the sate park, and there is camping as well. This place is a gem, over 4 miles of coastal trail access, with astounding sights. Tidepools, queen's bath, turtle sanctuary, black sand beach, etc.

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Thebes, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told about this location by a Park Ranger. The road is unmarked, which helps to keep the crowds down. We made our way down the beautiful black-sand beach, which we pretty well had to ourselves. Some campers had set up housekeeping near the parking area, but we saw them only once while we were there. Other than that,... More 

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michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kiholo is stunning. Numerous reefs and boulders. Tons of fish and turtles. Large island in the middle of the bay makes for a very protected dive.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Not a lot of people see the sunset there, but we decided to go and it was amazing to see the turtles chilling on the black sand while the sun was setting!

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I explored Kiholo Bay as a morning adventure. The access road was easy to find on my Apple maps, so we didn't have any trouble. We drove to the end of the road (some potholes and rocks at the end, but our rental sedan had no trouble). We parked near the portable toilets at the end of... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It's a gravel road off the highway, park up at the end of the road and then walk north for approx 20 minutes. Hopefully you'll see some green turtles on the way - we saw three of them resting on the beach - great to see them especially as we had a 4 year old who hadn't yet seen any... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This hike starts beachside and becomes rocky towards the bay. I highly recommend closed toe shoes for this as the pebble rocks manage get their way into your shoes. As you approach the bay you will notice that there isn't a walkable path. You will need to scale some lava rocks until you can reach a spot where you can... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This place was simply amazing, so many fish and turtles in the bay. A little off the highway, but I can't recommend this enough.

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New Hartford, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Just before Kiholo Bay is Queens bath, a lava tube fresh water cave. Drive down jeep road and park close to sea with a couple hundred feet walk to the ocean then a short walk along beach to right to the holes. You can enter the caves without equipment but we were able to explore the full length with shorty... More 

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