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Crowded but very nice

The water is beautiful, the view spectacular. It can be a bit crowded but what do you expect for a... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Allan B
Sacramento, California
Good swimming

Lovely clean sands, good shade, a little undertow, but clean warm waters with a gentle gradient... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Erbil, Iraq
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Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

The water is beautiful, the view spectacular. It can be a bit crowded but what do you expect for a beach and also considering that the Big Island has very limited Sandy beaches since most of them have lave beds to the water, this is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Allan B
Reviewed 7 September 2018

My husband loved boogie boarding here, and I enjoyed relaxing on the soft sand. There is plenty of parking across the street. Just be careful of the waves, as they can be pretty strong.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kim K
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Nice beach for people that likes waves but dangerous for people that don't swim. Be careful because big waves could knock you off.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank chaddavid
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Lovely clean sands, good shade, a little undertow, but clean warm waters with a gentle gradient suitable for all ages and abilities of swimming

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Latgaj
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The shorebreaks were pretty harsh the whole time we were there. We visited a few different times, but never felt we could go far into the water. Because the beach is pretty narrow, it fills up fast. There were kids all over the place, along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank caymae
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is one of the few white sand beaches in Kona. It is wery small and kids like to hore around on their boogie boards. If you are a confident swimmer the snorkeling here is great following the rocks to the left or the right....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Phoebe N
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The water is so warm and clear here you'll never want to leave. Plus you'll likely encounter, or bump into more likely, the resident sea turtle.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Luke S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Hard to get to the water unless in good shape. Nice otherwise. There’s an education trailer about sea turtles and a concession trailer on the beach. Restrooms and a large covered area as well. Beach area isn’t real big.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lali0nne
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Nice beach but pretty small and often crowded. Parking can be a problem as well. there are many beaches further north that are much better.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is a lovely beach but make sure you bring your boogie board!! The waves will knock you down if you are not steady on your feet! Not a great place for swimming but excellent for wave riding. The Magic's food truck has wonderful food,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Sergio_Trips-2013 | Reviewed this property |
About 1 hr drive
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Response from moose_astro | Reviewed this property |
We parked across the street in parking lot