[Big Island Day 2] Kapa’a Beach Park

After stopping by Mahukona Beach Park, we headed to Kapa’a Beach Park, which was just a few minutes drive.

Kapa'a Beach Park
Kapa’a Beach Park


It is a black rock beach. The beach is small compared with Hapuna Beach. The entrance to the water is also very small and is somewhat difficult to access due to the rocky shore.

What we did

There were only a few people when we arrived, and I didn’t see anyone doing water activities. I did take a moment to decide if we should go into the water. I decided to go ahead because the author of a blog post had a good time. However, it wasn’t successful. The current was getting stronger than what we saw. It hit us hard onto the rocky shore when we attempted to go into the water. I managed to snorkel for a minute or two and saw some small yellow fish swimming between rocks. We returned to the car shortly after.


I think this beach is only worth coming if the current is very very calm. I personally will just skip this place if I am coming to Big Island again.


Amenities: washrooms (possibly without water), picnic tables, BBQ grills.

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