[Big Island Day 2] Kahaluu Beach Park

We headed south after getting some medical supplies to visit Kahaluu Beach Park in the afternoon, hoping to snorkel again. Clouds were gathering while we passed through downtown Kona.

Kahaluu Beach Park

Kahaluu Beach Park

Kahaluu Beach was voted one of the best snorkeling spots on Big Island, and of course, we didn’t want to miss this opportunity. I think it is also the only few places to see turtles while snorkeling. There were loads of people on the beach and in the water when we arrived. The beach is not that big, and thus it looked very crowded.

Various sources mentioned that it is usually calm at the beach. It is unfortunate that we didn’t have the luck to see the wonderful underwater world. It was cloudy and it rained a bit while we were on the way to the park. The current was getting stronger. Still, we put on our snorkeling gears and tried to go into the water. The wave was big and strong and we gave up while we attempted to walk to the deeper water. I don’t know how those people managed to go into the water.

It was probably not a good day to snorkel, as two of the three attempts didn’t go well. I think the major mistake here was to not paying attention to the ocean conditions and forecasts. It is probably the best to visit this park in the morning because the weather is usually nicer and there aren’t too many people.


Kahaluu Beach Park
786702 Ali’i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Amenities: washrooms, showers, picnic tables, food

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