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Kahalu'u Beach Park, Keauhou
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  • Kahaluu Bay is a very accessible spot to snorkel, with free parking and convenient equipment rental trailer right at the park. There were lots of fish and even several turtles in plain view. 
  • One of the easiest beaches on the Big Island to Snorkel with free, easy parking. Lots of fish but lots of people so take your time getting in and out of the water to avoid getting bumped and bumping o...  more »
  • Just a short drive from the King Kamehameha hotel on Ali'i Drive, Kahalu'u Beach offers a decent size parking lot, bathrooms, a food truck and a place where you can rent snorkel and beach gear. The sa...  more »
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  • We came here as a very easy and accessible snorkeling spot for our young boys (5 and 7). It was perfect with a coral/lava sand beach and relatively easy access to the water. Waves were mellow when we went which made for nice snorkeling. The low reefs brought turtles in at high tide which was lots of fun. The downside is that this highly trafficked reef gets walked on and slammed by the heavy volume of tourists which is sad to see. Still, made for a great morning in the water and fun for our family :)
  • I've got incredible experience there. Come early at around 7 a.m. to see turtles. I saw 5 of them. That's place is good for children too. It's pretty overcrowded. So the earlier you come the more you see
  • Snorkeling? Slow bobs on the ocean? Then YES. Swimming and nice waves? Then NO. You have to walk over slick rocks to make it into the water, and there are rocks all over there. Even when you make it out to where you can barely stand, rocks everywhere. Which makes for some nice foot slicing and dicing with the current. But there were lots of fish in the rocks so if snorkeling is your thing then this is a good place. If you want to swim and jump in some waves, then go 1 mile down the road to Magic Sands beach. If you do decide to go here anyway, then have fun climbing over the rocks to get back to the beach!
  • The beach IS tiny and it is a "Black Sand" beach (it's NOT dirty smh). There are lots of rocks at the entrance to the water so bring "booties" (water shoes...whatever you call them lol) and maybe some gloves. They have a rental place/van there that rents out snorkels, masks, fins, life vests for the kids and floatation belts for the adults, all for very cheap. They are also a non profit organization, so spend the $13.50 for the set of gear, instead of buying something local. They also have a food truck there BUT it is EXTREMELY overpriced AND the older lady that works it is RUDE right off the bat AND later accused me of stealing a can of Macadamia Nuts...SO BRING YOUR OWN FOOD!! As far as the fish, turtles, urchins, and sea life in general...there is PLENTY to see and it's all beautiful!!! Just PLEASE do NOT stand on the reef and corral!! It kills it AND makes the water too murky to see very well. And the best part about this place besides all the turtles....IT'S FREE!! :)
  • Perfect place for morning snorkeling. Pay attention to high and low tide times because it will make a difference on your experience. And remember to bring appropriate footwear and balancing skills getting into the ocean. You will be walking on a variety of rocks.