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Kiholo Bay, Kailua-Kona

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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  • We didn't see any turtles, but we still had a great time. Quiet beach, great for napping in the sun. 
  • We made a quick stop here on our way to Volcanoes National Park. We were hoping to see some green sea turtles as well as our first glimpse of a black sand beach and we were not disappointed. When we a...  read more »
  • Not for easy hikers, this beach can be remote if one parks at the Hiway and traverses over dark, black lava to a pristine calm bay that sports warm water, a little muddy, but what a scene! Every day i...  read more »
  • Three stars because of the Sea Turtles. Nothing else seemed special about it. The beach itself is rocks, very little sand. Under the surface of the water is plenty of sharp things, hence the bleeding feet. It is pretty, but so are many other areas. Actually another positive is that it does not seem crowded. I suspect that is due to the hike to get here and the poor beach. Again, turtles are the redeeming factor.
  • Windswept black lava rocky beach with a series of rock pools and freshwater lava tube. Park just after mile mark 81 and hike in. Teeming with green turtles. Please respect the turtles and leave them alone, unlike other visitors touching resting ones or ploughing into the water.
  • The BEST! It's a hidden beach with such beauty. The turtles are incredible and seem to be comfortable with the limited amount of visitors. Can't wait to go back.
  • Great place to see turtles. Drove in from between 82-83 mile markers and walked along the coast. We saw at least 5 turtles, 1 on the pebbles out of the water. Very cool. At the end of the walk is the light blue water. The walk is just under 1 mile (1.5 km) but it is over difficult terrain, mainly pebbles but areas of sand and lava rock. Covered walking shoes would be better than sandals.
  • Kihilo Bay is a very secluded beach with a rough road. But certainly a beautiful beach. I get the feeling they want to preserve this place and not allow too many people to visit.
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