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Kapoho Tide Pools, Pahoa

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Swim and snorkel through vibrant coral when you visit Kapoho Tide Pools. Lower yourself into one of the pools, and float around to see numerous brightly colored fish. Be careful getting in, as the rocks can be slippery. Explore crevices in the rocks to see the fish swimming around, or just float and enjoy the water, which is volcanically heated and generally quite warm. Visitors are urged not to touch the coral or wear fins, as it kills the coral, but the pools are calm enough to explore without them. Take note that no public restrooms are available. For Kapoho Tide Pools and beyond, use our Pahoa vacation planner to get the most from your Pahoa vacation.
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  • There is limited parking so it is best to go there early morning. It is possible to park along the lanes but it is very rocky and narrow. The pools ar lovely the outer pool nearest the ocean has the m...  read more »
  • It was good snorkeling. The fish were fun to see and these natural pools are awesome. It's really beautiful. The rocks were a little slippery and painfully. I would definitely wear some sort of water ...  read more »
  • So incredible and beautiful!!! You will want a snorkel and also to wear chacos or water shoes! The rocks are lava rocks and No good for bare feet! 
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