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Kiholo Bay, Kailua-Kona

(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • We hiked just over a mile down the beach to Kiholo Bay (south to north, then back). It is a fun hike along the beach with many neat things to see - including the queen's bath. It is a lot of soft sand...  more »
  • As a former resident of the Big Island and frequent visitor I was not familiar with Kiholo Bay. While not he easiest access road to find (just before the Scenic View turnoff if coming from Kona) it of...  more »
  • There are a couple of really good reviews on here that tell you how to get there - thank you guys - but let's address how perhaps you should behave. This place is just magical, it's ancient, historica...  more »
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  • This place is majestic. There is an inlet from the sea to fresh water ponds. Dozens of Honu (sea turtles) are traveling in or out almost all of the time. The water is crystal clear. You need to bring water the trail can get hot. Where the trail end at the beach make a right and keep going until you pass the house and come to the inlet. It is very unique and made out of large stones so you will know when your there.
  • If you are willing to take the long hike to this secluded amazing beach it is well worth the trip. Nothing short of a once in a lifetime experience for me here. I'm glad I took the road less traveled.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.