Relax at Honokohau Beach

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

4.0/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

0.5 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by John Ditomaso

This Isolated beach is located in Kaloko-HonoKohau National Park, Hawaii. It is a surreal ancient area perfect for relaxing.

Stop first at Hal Ho'okipa, the park visitor information center. It[s about 4.1 miles south of Kona Airport. Its a neat little building where you can pick up a map and learn more about the area. From there you can take the 0.5 mile Ala Hele Ike Hawai'i trail that leads to the coastal trail (Ala Hele Kahakai). From the coastal trail its approximately .33 miles south from the intersection. Alternatively you can drive down the road a bit to access the beach easier.

About 0.6 miles south you will want to drive and turn right on Kealakehe Parkway. Take the next right and follow the road till the end and you will reach the park entrance. 

From there it is about a 0.25 mile walk through the trees to the beach. I spent the morning swimming, clearing my mind, and taking photos of the beautiful secluded spot. 

There are several Halau or long houses to relax in and plenty of beach to enjoy. The ancient area is still used by locals and the green sea turtles scattered throughout the area are endangered so please be respectful.

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Yoga
Swimming
Hiking
Diving
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

Had a blast hanging out at this beach. One of my first snorkel trips on the island. In retrospect, it wasn’t the best but defiantly worth checking out. Decent paths nearby to run on too.

The walk down from a marine dock was very short and easily navigated in sturdy sandals. Not a very crowded place, the hut is totes tall! The ancient Hawaiian Aiopi'o Fishtrap was pretty incredible, make sure you look into the history. Snorkeling was not the best for us, the water was a little too murky to see very far in front of you. We got spooked by honu a few times - could be good or bad? Also, turtle "breaching" was a little more majestic than I was prepared for.

Leave No Trace

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