Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Guided tours
Yes
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Keauhou Beach Park is set around the shore of Keauhou Bay, a popular launch point for snorkeling, diving, fishing and boating tours of the Kona coast.

Keauhou Beach Park is a modest beach park, with very limited parking, an aging stone wall at the bay's edge, a short walking path past several historical sites, and access to the calm waters. The site is popular as a launch point for numerous snorkeling, diving, fishing and boating tours. There is also a boat ramp located here. 

The Keauhou Canoe Club is located adjacent to the beach park, with the bay's calm waters a popular spot for kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. The beach park contains the birthplace of King Kamehameha III, the longest reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii. This site is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Amongst the tours that begin from the bay is the night diving with mantra ray tour, which allows divers and snorkelers to view the manta rays that come to Keauhou Bay to feed on the plankton. 

While there are no rules against swimming in the bay, the abundance of tour and boat traffic are generally off-putting for swimmers. However if you're looking for a quiet park away from the crowds of Kona with spacious lawn beneath shade trees, Keauhou Beach Park makes a worthwhile destination.

Very limited parking is available at the park, while there is room for about a dozen cars along the shoulder of Kaleiopapa Street just before the beach park, as well as at the dead end of Kamehameha III Road on the north side of the beach park.

The park has a sand volleyball court, benches and tables, and a bathroom building with flush toilets.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Quieter beach park in the Kona area.

Cons

Limited parking.

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Guided tours
Flushing toilets
Marina
Wildlife
Historically significant
Boat ramp(s)
Picnic tables
Potable water
Volleyball

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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