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Holoholokai Beach Park

Off Highway 19, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Rocky treasure beach

This is not a good swimming beach. The beach is all coral and can't be walked on bare foot so wear... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Molly F
via mobile
Rocky beach

We found Holoholokai Beach Park while exploring the Big Island in early April. It's located behind... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Rob M
Escondido, California
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A secluded rocky beach ideal for strolling, picnicking and shell collecting. Not recommended for swimming.
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  • Poor6%
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“petroglyphs” (8 reviews)
“puako” (4 reviews)
Off Highway 19, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is not a good swimming beach. The beach is all coral and can't be walked on bare foot so wear your water shoes! On this beach you will find awesome treasures like lava glass and coral sculptures and shells. This was a really neat...More

1  Thank Molly F
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We found Holoholokai Beach Park while exploring the Big Island in early April. It's located behind a big hotel just off the main highway. The beach itself is pretty rocky and not really suited for swimming. The park has resrtooms, barbecues and tables. We saw...More

1  Thank Rob M
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This was a park we walked to daily when staying at the Fairmont Orchid. Loved this park, we enjoyed just hanging out under the trees on the soft grass. The restroom facilities are clean, the park is small and it was never busy. Not necessarily...More

2  Thank BreRachelle
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Not a wide, sandy beach so if that's you're thing go to Hapuna. That said, this one is tucked in behind the Fairmont Orchid and we just stumbled upon it while driving around the area looking at things (hah). It's very pretty (the beach is...More

2  Thank Analise83
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful area, and nicely maintained, (decent restrooms). Very rocky, which makes the breaking waves even more enjoyable. Even with limited mobility, one can maneuver along the water for a ways; though actually entering the surf could be difficult. There are several shaded picnic tables,...More

1  Thank RICART75
Reviewed 22 January 2017

It shares the same car park with the Puako Pteroglyphs. Popular with local surfers. Beach is not really for swimming. Rocky but interesting. Has bathroom facilities. There is even a small patch of green sand if you walk north, just before reaching the dirt road,...More

1  Thank KYTWJL
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Think this is the name, in Puako or Kamuela. It's so hard to say so is mainlanders don't find it and screw it up for the locals. This is the best swimming beach in Hawaii. All soft sand, $5 admission, locals are free. Water is...More

2  Thank 12bpatrick4ever
Reviewed 7 November 2015

It was hot and humid the afternoon we walked from our hotel to the park to see the petroglyphs and it was hardly worth the effort. The petroglyphs were interesting but unfortunately the site offers little in terms of narrative to help visitors understand what...More

3  Thank williame975
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This inviting beach park is located north of Kona on route 19. Coming from Kona, you turn left at Mauna Lani Drive and continue right on the “roundabout” on Ala Ka’a Way. The park is next to the Fairmont Orchid. It is well marked and...More

8  Thank Marty B
Reviewed 10 August 2015

A short trip via Mauna Lani Shuttle from the hotel. Nelson, the Shuttle driver, a son of a Viet Nam, five year, POW provided us with a heartwarming story of his dad and the experience of his incarceration. Nelson is a gentle, honest man and...More

2  Thank bill s
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