Kuki’o Beach is another pretty Kohala beach located just north of Kikaua Point, accessible at the Hualalai, Four Seasons Resort. This long crescent of white sand is surrounded by shady palm, ironwood, and kiawe trees. The white sand stretches into the distance across to the next cove. There is a band of lava rocks forming a narrow breakwater in the shallow water. If you want to swim or snorkel, you will need to walk towards the south end of the beach where there is an opening in the rocks.
You can actually walk several hundred yards from the south end of this beach right over to Kikaua Point Beach, they are so close together. Kuki’o Beach is located in a cove that allows snorkelers access to coral, and reef fish. Facilities include bathrooms, showers, and water fountain. The path from the parking lot to the beach is paved. This beach is baby stroller accessible.
There are a number of green sea turtles that swim in these waters and climb up onto the beach to bask in the sun. Please do not disturb the turtles – do not get closer than 20-feet of them! Check out our Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles section.
Virtual Tour: Take a Virtual Tour of Kukio Beach
Directions: Enter the Hualalai Four Seasons resort off of Route 19 (near mile marker 87 on Route19) and then take an immediate left turn to the “public beach access” road – follow this road to the parking area. From the parking area there is a paved path leading to the beach. View online map.
Nearby Beaches: Makalawena Beach, Kekaha Kai State Park, Kua Bay Beach Kikaua Point Beach, Kahuwai Bay Beach.
Check out our Kona Snorkeling Section for more information on snorkeling in Kona. Want to take your digital camera underwater? Check out our water-proof underwater cases.
Take a Virtual Tour of a Hawaiian Coral Reef