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'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach

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  • Parking for 'Anaeho'omalu Bay.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • The short walk from the parking area to the beach.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • Restrooms and showers are available.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • 'Anaeho'omalu Bay Beach, otherwise known as A-Bay.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • The beach is ADA accessible.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • The fish pond behind the A-Bay beach. The Waikoloa Marriott sits behind the pond. - 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • Palm trees at A-Bay.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • The retaining wall that forms the backbone of the beach and the Ku'u Ali'i fishpond.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • The retaining wall that forms the backbone of the beach and the Ku'u Ali'i fishpond.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • A-Bay Beach.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • A-Bay Beach.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • 'Anaeho'omalu Bay.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • A-Bay Beach.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • A-Bay Beach.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • Rentals are available at A-Bay Beach.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • Rentals are available at A-Bay Beach.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • The retaining wall that forms the backbone of the beach and the Ku'u Ali'i fishpond.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • The north end of A-Bay Beach.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • Volleyball at the north end of A-Bay Beach.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • The gate that allows fish to swim into the Ku'u Ali'i fishpond.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • 'Anaeho'omalu Bay.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • A-Bay Beach.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • A-Bay Beach.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
  • Showers and restrooms at A-Bay.- 'Anaeho'omalu Bay / A-Bay Beach
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easily accessible. Mellow and protected water. Restrooms and showers. Family friendly.
Cons: 
Narrow beach. Feels constructed. Crowds.
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Region:
Big Island, HI
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

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The official name for this bay is a mouthful. The beach facing 'Anaeho'omalu Bay is technically called Waikoloa Beach, but it is more commonly referred to as A-Bay, and it is easily one of the most popular beaches on the Big Island's Kona side. It is a narrow sliver of sand backed by a stone wall that separates 'Anaeho'omalu Bay from the Ku'u Ali'i fishpond. The scene is very much family oriented: The beach slopes gently into the ocean, the bay itself is very protected by an offshore reef, showers and restrooms are close by, and the beach is connected to the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. A-Bay is an easy place to lay out and forget what ails you, and it's a great choice if you will be bringing children who are just getting used to the water. There are no lifeguards here, but the scene is is so calm and predictable that attentive parents shouldn't have an issue. Catch a sunset here and you won't soon forget it.

Groves of towering palm trees sit at either end of the beach and provide some shade options, but on the main beach it is all sea and sun. Showers and restrooms are at the south end near the parking area. If you want to rent a kayak or pedal boat or try some yoga, check out the stands toward the center of the beach. To the north you'll find a volleyball net and a modest exercise area. 

Note that pets are not allowed at A-Bay.

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