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Hidden gem.

Wow, snorkelling right off the beach. Beautiful shady place for a picnic. Lots congregate for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
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It is a hidden gem

We stumble on this beach while searching for snorkeling water entry around Captain Cook area. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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Manini Beach Road, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach has a nice gated grass area, parking is VERY minimal, no actual beach but the narrow sand channel to enter in easy to find however the snorkeling was just average. There are many cold fresh water spots that had my husband returning to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank crazyone2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, snorkelling right off the beach. Beautiful shady place for a picnic. Lots congregate for sunset photos every evening. A caretaker lives near here and is always around offering great holiday tips.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 457kayh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumble on this beach while searching for snorkeling water entry around Captain Cook area. It is a quiet, family friendly beautiful little beach. It has lots of shades, picnic tables and couple bbq pits. However, the beach is a bit hard to find. Parking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HappyPets
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We were greeted by a full rainbow and then to follow a beautiful sunset. There is an area where you can swim amongst the water. There is a nice little area to walk around the point but be careful it can be slippery due to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sdnatt
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Located on the narrow road along the beach at the base of Captain Cook, there is a little grassy park that most people don't know about. There are a few picnic tables and grassy areas to lay your blankets or set out your fold-out beach...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank VGTravelGirl
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Right next to a National Park. Free parking right on the beach and overflow just up the road. We were lucky to watch the local canoe club taking off. There are tide pools filled with little fish & turtle perfect for little ones to toddler...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Chrissie S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Manini is a small, grassy park with a couple of picnic tables. It's often used by friendly locals, stretched out on the grass relaxing, reading and or napping. The occasional winter time storm can make for bigger waves that local surfers live for. Most of...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

There is no "beach" but a rocky area where you can sometimes get into and out of the water. Wonderful photo spot for Kealakekua bay but Captain cook's Monument is far away, across the entire bay. A very difficult little spot to find and very...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Donna M
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great quiet location with scenic views of Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument. Good surfing at low tide and nice snorkeling when surf is flat. Limited parking and hard to find but worth the journey.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank 236jonl
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Great small beach off the beaten path that is coveted by the community. Nice picnic area and community garden. Reefs off the left side of shore great fish viewing.

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank cocokac
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Response from starfishsf | Reviewed this property |
There was no sand but there was a nice grassy area with trees and picnic tables.
21 February 2015|
Response from Deputy161 | Reviewed this property |
We discovered this area for a day of snorkeling! Didn't stay overnight... There are no public electrical outlets that we saw, but we didn't look either...? Enjoy the gorgeous water and beach, leave the toys at home! Good... More