Swim, snorkel, and drift along the shore as the sun sets on the sea. Kapa'a Beach boasts some of the best snorkeling around—enormous parrotfish, trumpetfish, starfish, and sea urchin populate the water. Explore the area in the early hours; winds pick up by noon.

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Expert Review of Kapa'a Beach

Beach Review of Kapa'a Beach

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Scuba Diving,Snorkeling
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This protected cove generally has calm, clear water. It's known for excellent snorkeling and diving, to say nothing of the mind-blowing sunsets.
  • There are no lifeguards here, but facilities include restrooms and picnic areas.
  • Access the beach off of Highway 270 heading north. Turn left past Mile Marker #16.

North Kohala
Big Island, Hawaii

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