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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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  • Never overcrowded. Nice white sand. Facilities adequate. Always on our list of beaches to visit when we are on the Big Island 
  • This is a great little beach I stumbled upon. This was my first trip to Kona and finding good beaches was like a daily adventure. Understand, you are in Hawaii so it would be the most difficult to fin...  more »
  • This beach is awesome! We drove by the Magic Sands Beach on a weekday afternoon and it was packed, so we decided to hit up this beach on our way back to the Hilton Waikoloa. It's a long drive in, but ...  more »