Leleiwi Beach Park

Leleiwi Beach Park is at the eastern end of Hilo, adjacent to Richardson's Ocean Center. An abundance of marine life makes this a popular spot for both fishing and snorkeling. Leleiwi has a rocky shoreline and tall palm trees surround shallow ocean pools fed by fresh water springs. It’s an ideal spot for families; picnic tables and pavilions are … [Read more...]

Samuel Spencer Beach Park

Get out and enjoy the calm waters and white sand of the Kohala coast! The Big Island has many great tour providers that can show you the best kayaking and snorkeling spots near Spencer Beach and throughout Kona.  Spencer Beach is popular with local families because of its reef-protected, gently sloping white-sand beach, and it's safe for swimming … [Read more...]

Kamakahonu Beach

  The "King Kam" beach is a popular spot for visitors and locals alike. This beach is conveniently tucked away between the Kailua pier and the King Kamehameha hotel right on Alii Drive.   The gentle wave action here has earned Kamakahonu the name "Kids' Beach" among the locals. This beach is a must-visit for any vacationing family … [Read more...]

Onekahakaha Beach Park

  Many people forget about the Hilo-area beaches. Onekahakaha is a beautiful white sand beach, found further on along Kalanianaole Avenue in Hilo. This beach park features lifeguards, showers, restrooms, and picnic facilities. Onekahakaha is the best family beach in the Hilo area - with a sandy-bottomed swimming … [Read more...]

Anaehoomalu Bay

Anaehoomalu Beach, backed by hundreds of palm trees and, is famous for its breathtaking sunsets which are prominently photographed and  featured in magazines and calendars. This is one of many beautiful beaches on Kona's Kohala Coast. As you approach the beach from the paved parking lot, you will notice the ring of tall palm trees lining the … [Read more...]

Isaac Hale Beach Park

This beach park is known to locals as Pohioki and is located at the edge of Pohoiki Bay, in the Puna district of the Big Island. Oceanfront park facilities include rest rooms and picnic areas. It's a good place for an afternoon nap but can be dangerous for swimming. Strong waves make this a popular place for local surfers, but can make it rough … [Read more...]

Old Airport Beach Park, Kona

This beach park is located on the site of the original Kona Airport which closed in 1970.  Today, the runway is the parking lot for this mile long beach.  The white sand is surrounded by large lava rocks and tide pools which block the ocean's waves.  The beach park encompasses over 100 acres and features a lava rock covered beach area with … [Read more...]

Makalawena Beach, Kona

       The beautiful beach of Makalawena stretches over 5 cove/inlets and covers an area of about a half a mile to a mile of shoreline. Makalawena is a remote beach, with few crowds - and known as one of the prettiest beaches on the Island. Prepare yourself for a 20-30 minute hike just … [Read more...]

Kiholo Bay, Kohala Hawaii

    Adjacent Mile Marker #82 off Highway 19 is a Scenic Overlook with a terrific view of Kiholo bay. To get closer, you will have to hike about one mile on a trail crossing dried lava fields. The trail is varied with portions passing by underbrush. Towards the end of Fish Pond … [Read more...]

Mahukona Beach Park

  Mahukona is a small exposed bay located about 10 miles north of Kawaihae harbor in the North Kohala District.  Mahukona is an abandoned port, once the main port for the shipping of Kohala Sugar.  Today, the clear waters offers a nice SCUBA diving site and an area to launch small boats.  The underwater … [Read more...]