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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona

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Spend a day on the white sand and in the turquoise waters of Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Often called Kua Bay, the area is part of the Kekaha Kai State Park. Head here to get away from the crowds. The beach is small and stays relatively quiet because of its isolated location. The shallow water and soft sandbar make for pleasant swimming. Bring an umbrella, as natural shade is limited. Also remember to bring drinking water and sunscreen because the cove does not have facilities nearby. A visit to Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful light sand beach. It's not as big as I thought it was going to be. Mostly rocks. Smaller sandy area for lounging. Bathrooms, showers and parking. Very crowed on a weekday afternoon, you coul...  more »
  • Visited beach yesterday with family. Beach is great for boogy boarding and just swimming. There is some snorkeling spots. Beach is popular though so get there early on weekends  more »
  • What a beautiful beach amazing turquoise water incredibly soft sand, can't say enough good things about this beach. Nice waves for body surfing or boogie boarding. Gets a little crowded but worth it.  more »