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Kona Coast State Park

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“rough road”(5 reviews)
“nice sand”(4 reviews)
Located on the main island of Hawaii, this park also contains a beach.
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Highway 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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All reviews rough road nice sand worth the effort lava fields low clearance perfect hawaiian toes in the sand trees for shade shallow water vehicle turtles path waves surf snorkeling
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every park we visited was unique and had nice areas to enjoy and relax. Not ever too crouwded to enjoy the sceanery

Thank shelia618
Reviewed 4 September 2018

A beautiful beach area well worth planning at least a day trip to. Unfortunately some of the facilities were under repair and therefore messy state.

Thank Michelle659
Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a nice place for a picnic. There was a group from University of Hawaii that was studying the turtles. They said there were hundreds of turtles out in the deeper water.

Thank swoods
Reviewed 25 July 2018

It is a long rough drive down a bad road to get there, but it is beautiful once you arrive. The bay on the north end in front of the abandoned house offers nice protected water for snorkeling. Nice place to avoid the crowds.....

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 26 March 2018

There is a very rough road to this park, through the lava fields. There was one vehicle requiring repair at the entrance to the park, but we continued onward. How surprised we were to see all the vehicles parked when we got there. It is...More

Thank jgluv2travel
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Real rough road over the lava flows to this Park but worth the drive. The restroom facilities could use some work and a regular cleaning. Lots of parking when we were there at about 5:30 p.m. Beautiful area.

Thank I8830JVgeorges
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This area is definitely in our Top 10 of beaches to visit while on the Big Island. The beaches in the Kona Coast State Park / Kehaka Kai area are picture perfect!! Our Other Top Not to be missed beach picks **Mauna Kea beach (Kauna'oa)...More

6  Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I have been reading the other reviews and people seem to mistake this beach for others. I had to look it up too as Kona Coast is the English label where you will see it on maps as Kekaha Kai. This is not the beach...More

2  Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The few beheads heading to north point had the best beaches for family swimming. Shallow water, few rocks, life guards, picnic areas with grills.

Thank Shirley B
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I don't want to encourage visitors to come to this beach, because I want it all to myself...beautiful beach, amazing water, great breezes...plenty of shade under palm trees if you are nursing a sun burn too...the drive is tedious on a very rough lava field...More

2  Thank Rod K
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