Fodor's Expert Review Kamakahonu Beach

Kailua-Kona Beach

This beach is where King Kamehameha spent his final days—the replica of the Ahuena Heiau sits on a platform across from the sand. Adjacent to Kailua Pier, the scenic crescent of white sand is one of the few beaches in downtown Kailua-Kona. The water here is almost always calm and the beach clean, making this a perfect spot for kids. For adults, it's a great place for swimming, stand-up paddling (SUP), watching outrigger teams practice, or enjoying a lazy beach day. It can get crowded on weekends. Snorkeling can be good north of the beach, and snorkeling, SUP, and kayaking equipment can be rented nearby. There's lots of grass and shade, and free parking in county lots is a short stroll away. Amenities: food and drink; showers; toilets; water sports. Best for: snorkeling; swimming.

Beach Family Free Historical

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75-5660 Palani Rd.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii  96740, USA

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Rate Includes: Free

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