[Big Island Day 3] Manini’owali Beach

The third beach of Day 3 was Manini’owali Beach. The beach was crowded by the time we arrived around 10 am and we had to park far away on the road.

Manini'owali Beach

Manini’owali Beach

More commonly known as Kua Bay, Manini’owali Beach is one of the best white sand beaches on the island. The beach is a bit difficult to access because people have to clamber down 10 ft of lava rocks. Nevertheless, it is super popular and you can see crowds in the pictures above. It is a great surfing spot as the waves were already quite large in the morning. Some articles say the beach is also good for snorkeling, but many people reported that there isn’t a lot to see.


Manini’owali Beach
723990 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Amenities: washrooms, showers, picnic tables

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