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So, where is the best place for a Hawaii feel beach.

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So, where is the best place for a Hawaii feel beach.

Most people miss it.... dont even know its there, locals included.

Its so neat that its a National Park, and as you would expect is staffed by national park rangers and offers naturalist weekend talks and walks... from the visitor center or the ranger/ rangers station at Aiopio bay.

Kaloko- Honokohau National Park is about 3 miles north of Kona, Where right off Hiway 19 is the visitor center ... and the place to start. your visit

Whats there? Miles of coastal trails.... a 1 mile+ sandy maui beach without Maui...Restored Hawaiian buildings and structures.... Pertoglyphs and walks, The greatest kids beach in the westside...Turtles....rich in bird life and wetlands and ponds..

And if you like snorkeling... you can kick out 100 yards to where you would pay a snorkel tour to take you for $120 pp !!!. Then there are the tide pools.... wonderful shaded beach reeks atmosphere.

The park is a step back in time... just as the Hawaiians left it... Preserved and maintained as it was by the national park service.. no shave ice or vendors.. no commercial development ..pure Hawaiian beauty and history ..... and the cleanest bathrroom outside the four seasons...... Oh ,and entrance to the park is free.

You might want to check it out.....

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1. Re: So, where is the best place for a Hawaii feel beach.

Here is the web site:

http://www.nps.gov/kaho/index.htm

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2. Re: So, where is the best place for a Hawaii feel beach.

We went there during our stay, the rangers were very helpful and extremely nice. We did not snorkel but it was so relaxing and beautiful.

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3. Re: So, where is the best place for a Hawaii feel beach.

This info is a wonder 'find' just before our trip this weekend. We look forward to visiting Kaloko-Honokohua Nat'l Historic Park next week. Mahalo!

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4. Re: So, where is the best place for a Hawaii feel beach.

I would throw in Kua Beach just north of the airport as another fantastic beach which is frequented by locals and tourists alike. Not wheelchair or stroller accessible but a great beach!!

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5. Re: So, where is the best place for a Hawaii feel beach.

Kua Bay is beautiful, but it's very crowded since they improved the road. Really crowded. Used to be a handful of people there. Now all the parking is full and parked way up the road in what is technically No Parking area.

The National Park is peaceful ... so everyone with noisy kids, yes, go to Kua Bay! :)

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6. Re: So, where is the best place for a Hawaii feel beach.

The point is Kua is not even remotely in the same league as Kaloko. not even close.

Major difference... Wildlife, birds, turtles, great snorkeling,, in a protected bay restored Hawaiian buildings, Beach never closed, and is maintained twice a day by the National Park Service, Ranger led walks and talks, great tidepools..

Not to mention miles and miles of shaded trails and beaches, even has a cellphone tour option........

Other than that its like Kua.

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