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Kona Magazine - Kayaking, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii
Kona, Hawaii   Honaunau Bay
The bay is located 20.6 miles south of Kailua-Kona, accessible via State Highway 160.
Honaunau Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii has some of the best underwater sights. Rare fish and sea turtles can be seen with colorful coral reefs. Especially location for swimming, snorkeling, diving and Kayaking. Lifeguards aren’t always on duty. Restrooms, showers and beach shops are located further back along the shore.
Kona, Hawaii   Kahuwai Bay


Take Highway 19 north from Kona. Turn left just past Mile Marker #87. At the Four Seasons Resort guard house ask for a "public access pass" to the beach. Turn right at the intersection and follow the road to the parking area and Public Access trails to the beach.
Kahuwai Bay the best beach area is located in front of the Kona Village Resort. There's some green sea turtles on shore. Well-guarded secret of the Big Island diving community. But poor swimming conditions due to rough waters and difficult ocean access due to a slippery lava shelf, also no lifeguards. Beach offers nice sunset views and plenty of shade, ideal for picnics and relaxation.
Kona, Hawaii   Kamakahonu Beach
Located in Kailua-Kona where Palani Road turns into Ali'i Drive.
Kamakahonu Beach is small sandy beach overlooks the 'Ahu'ena Heiau in Kailua Bay. Shallow water and usually calm ocean. Canoe, paddle boat and snorkel gear rentals. Great views of coast and sunset.
Kona, Hawaii   Kealakekua Bay


Kealakekua Bay is located about 30 minutes south of Kailua-Kona. The only access by car is to Napo'opo'o Beach, which is located on the bay's eastern shoreline. From Kailua-Kona, take Hwy 11 south to the Napo'opo'o turn-off (about 18 miles), then turn right and drive 4 miles to the bay. Ka'awaloa Cove, at the bay's northern end, can be accessed only by boat, and a number of dive tours operate in the area.
lakekua Bay settled over a thousand years ago, the surrounding area contains many archeological and historical sites such as religious temples, and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places listings on the island of Hawaii in 1973 as the Kealakekua Bay Historical District. The bay is a marine life conservation district, a popular destination for kayaking, Scuba diving and snorkeling.
Kona, Hawaii   Kekaha Kai State Park


From Kona, take Highway 19 north. Between mile markers 91 and 90, make a left turn onto the rugged, semi-paved road. Drive straight ahead for 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the beach. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended, but most regular cars can handle it as well. The parking area is at an unpaved lot a short walk (5 minutes) from the beach. Note: There is a gate, which is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm, but is closed on Wednesdays.
Kekaha Kai State Park on the Big Island's west coast encompasses a handful of secluded bays and sandy beaches. The most beautiful ones are Mahai'ula Beach, Makalawena Beach and Kua Bay (also known as Manini'owali). Coastal trail connects the beaches. Good place for a variety of water activities: Swimming, snorkeling, diving, bodyboarding, surfing, kayaking. Facilities: Picnic tables, Restrooms. No lifeguards.
Kona, Hawaii   Kuki'o Beach


  On Highway 19 near Mile Marker #87, drive into the Hualalei Four Seasons Resort and then make a left turn at the public beach access road. This road leads to a parking area. From here, there is a paved path to the beach.
Kuki'o Beach is a pretty white-sand beach, is not a good swimming beach as rocks make it difficult to enter the water. But good for fishing, snorkeling and kayaking. A few small brackish-water ponds are located near the beach. No lifeguards.
Kona, Hawaii   Napo'opo'o Beach Park


From Kailua-Kona, take Highway 11 south. At Captain Cook (near Kealakekua Bay), turn right onto State Highway 160 (Napo'opo'o Road) and follow it to the end.
Napo'opo'o Beach Park located at the southern end of Kealakekua Bay. This is where Captain James Cook first set foot on the Big Island of Hawaii on January 17, 1779. The Hiki'au Heiau (ancient Hawaiian temple site) here, a temple dedicated to Lono, the god of agriculture and fertility of the land. Shoreline is rocky, good for snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking. Facilities: showers, restrooms, picnic tables, pavilion, BBQ grills, parking. No lifeguards.
Kona, Hawaii   Punalu'u Black Sand Beach


Punalu'u Black Sand Beach is located on the Big Island's southeast shore, between Na'alehu and Pahala (between mile markers 55 and 56), off Highway 11.
Most popular black-sand beach on the Big Island, great place to see sea turtles. There is a boat/kayak ramp that's open to the public. Swim should close to shore. Facilities: showers, restrooms, picnic tables, pavilions, drinking water, souvenir shack, camp sites, parking. No lifeguards.
Kona, Hawaii   Waialea Bay Beach


From Kona, drive north on Highway 19. Before mile marker 70, make a left turn on Puako Road and then turn left at the next road. Park near telephone poll 71. The trail to the left leads to the beach.
Waialea Bay Beach is one of the few beautiful white-sand beaches on the Big Island. Ocean bottom drops off gradually, good for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing and kayaking. Facilities: Showers, Restrooms, No lifeguards.
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