Ho‘Okena Beach Park, Island of Hawaii

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  • We like this beach for a few reasons. It has the softest sand. There are facilities to use. And there is dolphins that hang close by. You can camp there as well. It can get crowded sometimes but it’s ...  more »
  • We stopped here on a drive around the Big Island. The snorkelling was not great but the beach was nice. Mainly locals (families) but a nice spot to stop. Black sand beach so was a bit hot on the toes ...  more »
  • We have visited many beaches on Hawaii and found this to be our favorite. Snorkeling very fun, good diversity, and the spinner dolphins hang out there often. It is neat to have them swim around you an...  more »
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  • We happened across this because campground because a friend was scouring the coastline using Google Earth to find camping spots. This is easily one of the most serene places that I have car-camped before. You setup camp right on the sand and are only a couple dozen yards from being in the ocean. A lot of people say that dolphins come into this bay 2-3 mornings reach week to rest. So, you might see some while you're here. I would come and stay here in place of a hotel on any trip to the Big Island.
  • We camped just one night this time. But it was just as awesome as ever. The staff were great down there. The stay was so worth the money. The warm showers are a huge plus. Water was a little rough for my 7 year old but we had a blast playing in the silky sand. The night was so peaceful. Fall asleep listening to the ocean... can't beat that. We just may be back next weekend.
  • I've come to this beach once or twice a year for the past 5 years. I have an ADA certified service dog ( not emotional support) and in the past have never been hassled about having her on the beach. Today however I was rudely turned away from the beach. I was told that they have a dog friendly beach where there is no access to the water. I argued the point that the law does not allow them to deny me access, and the large native Hawaiian guy standing in my way says " don't tell me about the Law." They called the cops, and if I didn't want to waste my holiday away I would have waited and made a formal complaint then and there. I've never felt this discriminated against because I have a medical issue. On our way out the workers were taking our pictures to add insult to injury.
  • This is definitely a locals beach. Lots of families here enjoying the swimming. We found the snorkeling to be excellent! Both the left and right sides had great reefs with lots going on. There is a stand where you can buy food or rent equipment. There is shade, though much of it is taken up by camping. It's a black sand beach (more like dark grey sand), so bring flip flops!
  • Great sand. Beautiful lava shoreline with lots of tide pools for little ones to play in. Snorkeling is good also. South end of beach has sandy bottom which is the best place for swimming and body surfing without having to worry about hitting rocks or coral. Dolphins come in frequently. Camping right on the beach. Kayaks and paddle boards and life jackets available to rent.
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