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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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  • Honaunau Bay is found next to the Place of Refuge and is really popular among visitors who want to check out the underwater marine life :)). There’s a small boat ramp here and a very sheltered, shallo...  more »
  • Glide in to water off lava formed 2 step entry. Take lead from others. Just sublime under water world. No colour coral just white like most hawaii, but the variety and quantity of fish was impressive.  more »
  • This is a wonderful historic site on the island of Hawaii, between Kailua Kona and going toward Volcano and Hilo. Has a ranger who will give details, view on your own. Beautiful site for picture takin...  more »
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  • This is an amazing place. Rich with history and culture. First place my husband and I saw humpback whales breach. Awesome snorkeling too! Love, love, love it!
  • Our exchange place while doing the Queen Lili race.
  • Beautiful place to enjoy the day! Must see the sea turtles and the view of the city of refuge is a fascinating historical site! Snorkeling here was my favorite!
  • Great snorkeling. Comparable to Captain Cook monument.
  • Amazing snorkeling location. Deeper water
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