Head north of Kona, between mile markers 88 and 89, to Kua Bay—one of the prettiest beaches on the island. Bring your snorkel gear and take advantage of excellent visibility when conditions are calm. Keep in mind that wintertime surf can get rough; summer brings calm water with relatively little afternoon wind. Limited showers, drinking fountains, restrooms, and picnic tables are available; be prepared to hike over rough lava rocks to get to the beach.

 
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Expert Review of Kua Bay

Beach Review of Kua Bay

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Scuba Diving,Snorkeling
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Swimming and snorkeling are Kua Bay's claims to fame, along with unbelievably clear water and picture-perfect white sand.
  • Fill your beach bag with plenty of sunblock, hats, and even an umbrella—the treeless beach is completely exposed to the sun. There are water fountains, however, and closed-off restrooms.
  • Get to Kua Bay via the turnoff opposite West Hawaii Veteran's Cemetery.

Address:
Kekaha Kai State Park
Big Island, Hawaii
Parking: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 808-974-6200
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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