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Kahalu'u Beach Park

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Kahalu'u Beach Park

418 Reviews
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diverOhio wrote a review Mar 2021
West Chester, Ohio223 contributions58 helpful votes
If you go, DO NOT STAND ON THE CORAL OR HARASS THE TURTLES. This is a really good place for families with kids of all ages. However, please be mindful of your kids and respect the environment. There is plenty of shade, restrooms, showers, parking. Mid- late afternoon less crowded than the am, You will see plenty of reef fish, turtles. very little current. Far part of the park has surf for boogie boards. Across the street has rentals.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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pfefmeister wrote a review Feb 2021
San Francisco, California2202 contributions711 helpful votes
We stopped at this popular spot because it was THE place to spot turtles. Didn’t see any, but plenty of other fish to satisfy any snorkeler. The problem is it’s popularity. The place just feels run down and touristy. We saw more turtles at Kaloko-Honokohau, though it is worth a stop for it’s convenient location. Parking is free, there is a lifeguard, and volunteers are friendly and helpful with any questions you might have. Just liked other beaches much better.
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Date of experience: February 2021
Fred T wrote a review Jan 2021
Reno, Nevada736 contributions294 helpful votes
Best place for snorkeling. While I saw a turtle, my wife did not. Large protected bay behind a break water. The water is mostly shallow (less than 5 feet deep). There is a free parking lot. There is a restroom with changing area. There is a lifeguard. There is a sandy beach. The coral is so-so, but there are lots of fish.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Shasha wrote a review Jan 2021
Chino Valley, Arizona279 contributions35 helpful votes
A long and beautiful beach with a huge parking lot and a tree shaded waking path through floral landscaping. The surfer are fun to watch.
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Date of experience: October 2020
flashncrash wrote a review Oct 2020
Berkeley, California745 contributions419 helpful votes
We came to Kahala'u Beach and kept coming back. It was close to where we were staying plus since it was warm enough by 8:30am we didn't have any problems grabbing a parking spot in the lot that was closer to the water. There is a covered area with concrete tables/benches as well as restrooms. A volunteer group shows up to promote the marine life and food trucks may be present. The more south section with a mix of sand and small rocks has some trees that provide shade but also, I feel, the less comfortable way to enter the water. The section just north of the covered picnic tables is where it is more comfortable to access the water. After walking on the lava rock you can find a place at the edge of the water to sit and put your fins on before heading out. Some areas have a clear path out from the lava while others you will have to maneuver around the lava. Depending on the tide and surf can determine how easy or difficult it is to enter and exit the water. Once underwater there is plenty of area to explore and follow the variety of sea life including turtles. We have been told that through the years there has been a decline of the numbers of fish which is unfortunate. Kahala'u Beach is not an expansive sandy beach with a gentle slope into the water but it is a sweet spot right off Alii Dr to get some snorkeling in.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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