Kahalu’u Beach Park

Beach Location: Just outside of 78-6699 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Amenities: Restrooms, outdoor showers, BBQ grills, drinking fountains, shaded picnic tables, and trash and recycle bins.
Time to snorkel: Year round
Kid Friendly: Yes
Lifeguards: Yes
Directions and Parking: From Kona Town, go south on Ali’i Drive for 4.6 miles (that’s to the left, when you’re facing the ocean). The parking area is just beyond Kahalu’u Beach Park. At the intersection of Ali’i Drive and Makolea Street, turn right to find the parking lot. You’ll also see a Shoreline Access sign and a bright yellow gate. If you arrive in the afternoon, you can send the rest of the family to set up on the sand while you wait for a space! For your convenience, restrooms are located at both ends of Kahalu’u Beach Park.

Kahalu’u Beach Park has every facility imaginable, so it is easy to enjoy an entire day here. Perhaps most importantly, lifeguards are stationed at this beach. If you have any questions about the day’s ocean conditions, where is it best to swim, and what to look out for, these folks are the ones to ask. Several food trucks parked next to the beach serve a variety of ono grinds (that’s pidgin for “delicious food”), so your stomach is sure to be taken care of. Two sets of restrooms are just off the sand, along with trash cans, picnic tables, grills for cooking, and plenty of shade. Reef experts are on hand to enthusiastically explain the ecosystem to visitors of all ages. The water at Kahalu’u Beach is shallow and usually calm.  And although we wouldn’t call a fish a facility, once you’re in the water, no matter which way you swim, you’ll see something beautiful!

Kahalu'u Beach Park Rating by Boss Frog's
  • Water Clarity - 7/10
  • Wildlife Abundance - 8/10
  • Reef Abundance - 6/10
  • Ease of Beach Access - 9/10
  • Sandy Beach For Entertaining - 10/10


If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 808-856-4274


Kahalu'u Beach Park
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