HO’OKENA BEACH PARK
Grey sand beach good for swimming, snorkeling and bodysurfing. Water shoes are recommended for this beach. Picnics areas, restrooms and camping are available. Located off Hwy 11 past 101 mile marker near Place of refuge; follows signs.
KAHALU’U BEACH PARK
Salt and pepper beach fringed with palms is most popular for swimming, snorkeling and fishing. This dark sandy beach is one of the best spots for snorkeling on the islands with an abundance and variety of colorful reef fish and sea life. Beware of high surf and rip currents. Picnics area, restrooms and showers are available. Located on Ali’i Dr. Neat to mile markers #5.
The name means “eye of the turtle”. The beach is a sliver of white sands that is popular with families for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. Located next to King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel adjacent to busy Kailua Pier on Ali` i Dr.
MILOLI’I BEACH PARK
Tide pools and patches of beach with protecting reefs make for great swimming and snorkeling. Near an ancient fishing village destroyed by lava flow in 1927 alive with old traditions. Picnics areas, restrooms and camping are available. Located off Hwy 11 —33 miles south of Kailua near mile marker #88.
NAPO’OPO’O BEACH PARK
Located in Kealakekua Bay Mariner reserve where spinner dolphins swim dose to shore, spectacular for snorkeling, diving and boat tours in the clear, calm pristine bay. Colorful reef fish are plentiful in the well-developed reef. Black rocky beach with a steep incline makes oceans access risky, however there is a short pier at the left side of the parking lot. Across the bay, a 27-foot white obelisk represent where Captain Cook was killed in 1779. Located off Hwy 11; exit Kealakekua Bay just south of mile marker 111. Beach is at the end of Napo’opo`o Rd., turns right at the end of the road.
LA’ALOA BEACH PARK
A.k.a. Magic Sands, White Sands or Disappearing Stands because the beach disappears during high surf months and return in the spring. Gets crowded with body and board surfers. Oche of the best stuffing spots is just north at Banyans. restrooms and showers are available. Located oh Ali’i Dr. — 4 1/2 miles south of Kailua.