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Kahaluu Beach, Keauhou
(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Popular with snorkelers, Kahaluu Beach is known for its unusually friendly fish, clear waters, and black-sand shore with lava rock. A surrounding, submerged rock wall keeps large waves farther out, allowing you to wade and swim in calm water. Large schools of curious fish swim directly up to you, or you can paddle away from the beach to see coral that feeds the local marine life. Don't be surprised to spot sea turtles, too: the peaceful creatures regularly visit this beach. Restrooms, showers, and lifeguards are on site. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kahaluu Beach by using our Keauhou travel itinerary maker.
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  • Great snorkeling anytime. Even in wintertime ...as always in Hawaii check tide report ahead of time and check currents before entering water. Lots of fish here to see and turtles. Also lots of people ...  more »
  • Love this snorkeling beach! Wear water shoes or scuba shoes for much easier access over the lava rocks as you enter the water. Learned yesterday that you want to keep your distance from nesting hamu h...  more »
  • My wife and I came here to do some snorkelling. This is a state park so it is free. Parking can be limited at times but we got there at around 11am and there were quite a few parking spots. The sand o...  more »