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“Incredibly beautiful beach!”

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Ranked #6 of 136 things to do in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

This is one of those supposedly "hidden" beaches. But I think the word is out how beautiful it was because it was pretty crowded for a Wednesday morning. It was just picture perfect and the kids loved boogie boarding in the waves. There was even soft sand, which was hard to find on this part of the Island. We will be back!

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

This is an amazing beach, but not for everyone. Getting to the water involves picking your way walking over lava and there isn't a ton of space here. The water is beautiful, BUT they are not kidding about the rip current. You can very easily and quickly be pulled away from shore, which is even scarier if there is a big surf. Unless you were a competitive swimmer or a lifeguard you would be wise to have some kind of flotation with you.

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

A great place away from the "tourists". One word 'beautiful'. Lots of locals go this beach, you have to know where to go.

1  Thank Meilin S
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

In my personal opinion, this small secluded beach is the best in Hawaii. The water is clear and the sand is soft. But most of all the waves are strong enough to impress you but still safe for swimming.
I loved it more than the popular Hapuna beach.

1  Thank bpr81
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

I call this "Hurt Me Beach" because the first time I saw it, it just took my breath away. Yes, it's that pretty. The water is so clear you can see through the waves. The sand is easy to walk on and a beautiful golden white. There are restrooms and parking that quickly fills up. So why not 5 stars? You have to scramble over some rocks to get down to the beach. This may not be suitable for everyone. It's not difficult for healthy people. Be sure to wear your sunscreen, we found the sand here to be especially reflective.

4  Thank Beth P
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