Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Guided tours
Backcountry camping
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Feeling distant from everything else on the Big Island's north shore is Keokea Beach Park. Reaching the park requires driving down a winding single lane road that eventually comes to an end in the parking area of the well maintained county beach park.

Keokea has some of the nicer facilities as far as the island's beach parks go. With wide lawn, large rentable covered picnic pavilion, modern facilities, outdoor tables and grills, the park is a popular spot with locals, particularly on weekends and holidays when you'll find it crowded. 

The beach here is a little less appealing than the rest of the park. Set in a cove unprotected with any reefs or breakwaters, the surf here tends to be rough and the shore rocky. There is a small cove where locals worked with large equipment provided by a former sugar mill to build a boulder wall to keep the water calm and good for children looking to wade into the calm pool. 

One elevated picnic area sits on a small bluff overlooking the park. And locals tend to drive by to stop in the parking lot and see who else is around at any given time. 

There are flush bathrooms, showers and drinking water available here, as well as sinks in the day use pavilion area.

Keokea Beach Park is open daily from 6am to 11pm.

Drive carefully on the way in as there are blind hairpin turns along the single lane road to access the park.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass


Open Year-round



Feels distant from everything. Lots of space.


Swimming conditions aren't good.


ADA accessible
Boat ramp(s)
Rental facilities
Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Potable water



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