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Mahai'ula Beach

Kekaha Kai State Park, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Watched monk seal with her pup playing in the surf

Treated to an amazing show of a endangered monk seal and her pup (only approx. 1100 individuals... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
44statesandcounting
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Westchester, NY
Gorgeous Hidden Beach

One of my favorite beaches we visited during our trip to the big island. A few tips: Wear your... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Melody S
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Chicago, Illinois
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Kekaha Kai State Park, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Treated to an amazing show of a endangered monk seal and her pup (only approx. 1100 individuals left in the wild) swimming in the surf just offshore. Volunteers from the Marine Mammal Center (Ke Kai Ola) were there to rope off the beach to allow...More

Thank 44statesandcounting
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

One of my favorite beaches we visited during our trip to the big island. A few tips: Wear your swimsuit, because there's nowhere to change. Bring your own food, drinks, floaty, towels, chairs, etc. Make sure to bring some snorkeling gear because there's so much...More

Thank Melody S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We heard that there was a very nice beach so we decided to be adventurous and see what people had been talking about. The beach at Mahaiula Bay can be reached from a road near mile marker 90 of Highway 19. The drive there is...More

1  Thank jgluv2travel
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Located 5 miles north of the Kona International Airport and down a very long and bumpy road, you will find this gem of a beach. Yes the road is bad, but hey, it’s a rental. No sweat. Don’t lose hope; there IS a beach at...More

1  Thank Ashlee R
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Nice beach just about 5 minutes from the parking area. Very bumpy road to get here. It is a pity there are no restrooms or showers here...

Thank Jeannieee
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is our favourite beach when we visit. It is a little more on the quiet side and has always been reliable to good swimming. A bit of a walk out but well worth it!

1  Thank MikaylaParro
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is definitely in our Top 10 of beaches to visit while on the Big Island. Each beach is unique and there are different reasons to love each one of them. What we love about this beach is it is picture perfect. It may be...More

7  Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Went to this remote beach licated north of the airport and it was the best decision ever! No crowds super paradise, the off road ride a little bumpy but nothing extremely terrible, the bumpy ride absolutely worth at the end Perfect for relax , snorkeling...More

Thank ianineska
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Right north of the Kona airport, this state park offers a couple of beach locations for swimming, sun bathing or snorkeling. You can access the park with a 2WD car....but we also go off into the lava fields to other beach locations using a 4WD...More

Thank EscoDave
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my wife in the morning and the entire lot was empty. There is a rocky beach just south of here where the parking is. It is fun to watch the waves there. You might have this beach to yourself if you come...More

Thank Rodney B
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r.butterworth
8 May 2016|
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Response from Cdn_fam_travels | Reviewed this property |
No a taxi would not go here. My suggestion would be to visit Hapuna Beach Park. It is further away from Kona but a great beach day and doesn't require a walk.
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