Green Sand Beach (South Point)

Like many of the attractions on the big island, getting to the Green Sand Beach is a long journey.  From the highway, you will need to take the paved South Point road approximately 12 miles to where the pavement ends and rough 4x4 trail begins.  From this point, you must follow the very rough trails that can only be traversed by a strong four … [Read more...]

Shore Diving - Kona, Hawaii

Beach & Ocean | Snorkeling | Snorkeling Tips | SCUBA Diving | Diving Tips The underwater world off the Big Island's Kona Coast is known as a premier destination for scuba divers. And why not? Its calm, crystal clear water, protected from standard trade-wind patterns by two sprawling mountain masses, often allow visibility in excess of … [Read more...]

Kayak to Captain Cook

Permits Required to Beach Kayaks on Shore or at Captain Cook As of 2/23/2010, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is requiring permits for anyone seeking to land vessels (kayaks) along the Ka‘awaloa shoreline or moor at the wharf adjacent to the Captain Cook Monument in Kealakekua bay.  Find out details on how to apply for the … [Read more...]

Mauna Kea Beach, Kona

    Mauna Kea Beach, also known as Kauna'oa Beach is a perfect crescent beach of white sand surrounded by shady trees and beautifully manicured landscaping provided by the Mauna Kea Resort. On a clear day, you can see the majestic volcano of Mauna Kea to View of Mauna Kea Volcano in background the … [Read more...]

Kua Bay, Kona (Manini‘owali)

  The road to beautiful Kua Bay and the Manini‘owali section of Kekaha Kai State Park is now paved. The park road, new parking areas at Kua Bay, new accessible comfort station and picnic tables, opened to the public in October 2005. In fact, the road is so new it is not reflected on most maps even to this day! Located off the Queen … [Read more...]

Kikaua Point Beach, Kona

Kikaua Point Beach is on the of prettiest, family-friendly beaches on the Big Island. This pristine white sandy beach is surrounded by lava rocks and large groves of shady trees. Just 100 yards north of the point is Kikaua Point - white sand beach Kukio Beach, another white sand crescent-shaped beach - pick whichever one you like best! The … [Read more...]

Magic Sands Beach Park, Kona (La’aloa Bay Beach Park)

Magic Sands Beach, Kailua-Kona, Big Island Hawaii

  La'aloa Beach Park – also known as Magic Sands or White Sands beach. This is another beautiful Big Island white sand beach, small and quaint and easily missed as you drive down Alii Drive. The beach is called Magic Sands because when rough surf hits, all of the sand is emptied off thebeach and Magic Sands Beach, Kona temporarily moved … [Read more...]

Kahalu’u Beach Park, Kona

Surfers at Kahaluu Beach Park, Kona

Snorkel Kahalu'u Kahaluu is one of the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island. Many of the tourist brochures and maps simply refer to this place as "Snorkel Beach". Fed by a fresh water spring, up to 10 million gallons per day. These waters are almost always calm, with Raccoon Butterfly Fish at Kahaluucolorful corals, rock formations, and 100+ … [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...]

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...]