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Manini'ōwali Beach

Kekaha Kai State Park

Big Island, Hawai'i

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  • The entrance to the Manini'ōwali Section of Kekaha Kai State Park.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • Parking fills up quickly at this popular public spot.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • An on-site food trailer makes a full day at this beach easy to plan.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • An on-site food trailer makes a full day at this beach easy to plan.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • Manini'ōwali Beach.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • Manini'ōwali Beach.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • Waiting for the right wave at Manini'ōwali Beach.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • There are some great waves for boogie boarding at Manini'ōwali Beach.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • The ocean floor slopes gently in, so the beach is a friendly place to swim.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • The lava trail leaving from the north end of the beach toward Kikaua State Park.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • Manini'ōwali Beach.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • Manini'ōwali Beach.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • Manini'ōwali Beach.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • Fine white sand at Manini'ōwali Beach.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • Manini'ōwali Beach.- Manini'ōwali Beach
  • Restrooms at Manini'ōwali Beach.- Manini'ōwali Beach
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Fine white sand. Intimate size. Restrooms and showers. Boogie boarding.
Cons: 
Can get crowded.
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Region:
Big Island, HI
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Kekaha Kai State Park is blessed with several memorable beaches such as Makalawena Beach and Mahai'ula Beach, but Manini'ōwali Beach is one of the best. This northernmost beach in the park is accessed via its own road off of Highway 19, but it still features the state park amenities such as restrooms and showers that make it easy to pass a day here. Note that there is no drinking water here, so be sure to bring your own.

And after checking out the fine white sand, fun waves, and picturesque setting, you'll want to set up for as long as possible. This little beach is an ideal spot and a favorite among locals, especially on weekends. Nearby alternatives may be a good idea when the beach becomes crowded. Come here when the crowds are more relaxed, however, and you'll enjoy the gentle slope into the water, the waves that are great for boogie boarding, and maybe even a bite to eat from the on-site food trailer. Families will find a good fit here, too, though parents should definitely keep an eye on the wave conditions; there are no lifeguards at Manini'ōwali Beach. Also, dogs are prohibited.

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