King Kamehameha Beach / Kamakahonu
Beach Location: 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, just outside the Courtyard Marriott
Amenities: Restrooms, outdoor showers, walking paths, and trash and recycle bins.
Time to snorkel: Year round
Kid Friendly: Yes
Directions and Parking: In the center of Kona Town and right next to Kailua Pier, King Kamehameha Beach is easy to find. You cannot park next to the beach, but a free parking lot is located a couple of blocks toward the mountains. Take Kuakini Highway to Likana Lane, and turn in just to the left of the Kona Seaside Hotel, at 75-5665 Likana Lane, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Once you’ve parked, walk through the Banyan Court Mall and toward the sea to Ali’i Drive. King Kamehameha Beach is to the right of the Kailua Pier. After you cross the street and pass the pier, head down the cement path or across the brilliant white sand for some awesome Kona snorkeling!