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Ho'okena Beach is off the beaten path used mostly by residents but welcoming to visitors as well... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
2964mq
,
Buffalo, NY
via mobile
Pretty beach, easy access but crowded, good snorkeling

This is a pretty beach with easy access, bu,t for these reasons, it can be crowded. The parking... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
wvlivingston
,
Brevard, North Carolina
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Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

We had a great time on our first visit. Snorkeling was good and we got to swim with the wild dolphins that frequent the bay. When leaving we saw a car getting vandelized. Thinking this was an isolated incident, we wanted to bring the rest...More

Date of experience: December 2018
6  Thank Courtney K
Reviewed 2 December 2018

We camped at Ho'okena Beach Park Thanksgiving through the following Saturday. We had a great time! The bathroom facilities was very well kept and we met other fun locals! The beautiful black beach was stunning and the scent of flowers in the night air made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lucasandjenn
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Ho'okena Beach is off the beaten path used mostly by residents but welcoming to visitors as well. The surf was high the day we visited so we only played in the waves near the shore line. The water was warm and the beach offered lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2964mq
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We were visiting and wanted to check out South Kona. It was recommended by someone around here to check out Hookena Beach Park to camp. We got there a half hour until sunset, and went to attempt to pay for a camping permit for two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
8  Thank Shari L
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I came to The Big Island in February 2018 and traveled around the island and camped at 3 different campgrounds. Ho'okena Beach Park was my favorite. You drive down a steep, windy road to get to the park, the ocean views were incredible. The camping...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank jvmnatlparklover
Reviewed 19 May 2018

This is a smaller beach located at the bottom of a winding, two mile single lane road accessed off the main highway down the South Kona coast. There is only one sign marking the road, so don't blink of you'll miss it. Parking is tight,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank olysupermom
Reviewed 8 May 2018

I love this beach. The sand is clean and the view is great. There are restrooms and showers on site. Only downside is not much parking. I have captured several beautiful sunsets while visiting this beach.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Schoonet
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This is a nice but crowded campsite in a beautiful bay. Nice sandy beach and good snorkeling. Expect to lose your tent tag 10 dollar deposit if you leave early, even if you make arrangments the night before for an early checkout. They will refer...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anne000632
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is a pretty beach with easy access, bu,t for these reasons, it can be crowded. The parking area cannot accommodate the number of visitors and can be challenging. The villagers do a great job of maintaining the beach and helping with the parking as...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank wvlivingston
Reviewed 21 February 2018

When we arrived and parked in the camping area and were "greeted" by a security guard asking us what we were doing and treating us like a criminal being pulled over by a cop. He had us sign into the camping area, give up an...More

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank marlch
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