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Honaunau Bay, Honaunau

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of Hawaiian nature, both underwater and on land, at Honaunau Bay. The tropical beach is famous for its easy water access provided by the eroded volcanic rock known as the Two Steps. The bay's clear water and abundant coral wildlife make it one of the state's prime destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. Encounters with friendly dolphins and sea turtles are very common in the bay. Keep in mind that the beach has limited parking; arrive early to find a good spot. Plan a trip to Honaunau easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Some of the best snorkeling on the west side of the island. Easily accessible. Park along the road or at the nearby historical park. Also, recommend visiting the historical park afterwards, as it is v...  more »
  • Is one of the best places for snorkeling can be reached from the ground. The car can be left at the edge of the narrow road that passes by; the place can be very busy as there is also a ramp for boats. As an alternative there is a small parking fee (5 usd) right on the opposite side of the road near the entrance into the water to bathers. The entrance to the water isn't easy: you must enter by the rocks, beware of sea urchins and waves. But once you enter, you are rewarded with clear waters and a multitude of colorful fish; even turtles love to get into this Bay.
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  • I love walking thru the Place of Refuge. There are tide pools in the back of park you can drive to. Grills, bathrooms. There is a trail that leads to an old Hawaiian village. Very interesting area. Ne...  more »

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