Kahaluu Beach Park
78-6721 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii
Kahaluu is a very popular beach for good reason. It’s a coconut-tree-lined strip of salt ‘n’ pepper sand, with lava-rock tide pools alive with sea critters and dozens of sea turtles chillaxing on the sun-warmed rocks. Kahaluu Beach Park is also a snorkeler’s heaven for its shallow waters, vibrant coral and plentiful, brilliantly-colored fish that, according to many, aren’t fazed by human attention—so don’t forget to bring an underwater camera! Surgeon fish, butterfly fish, damsel fish, moorish idol, parrot fish, tang, box fish are just a few that have been spotted here. Kahaluu Beach has also got all the facilities beach-goers look for: clean bathrooms and showers; barbeque pits; beach-gear rentals; and a food concession.