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.....