Things to Do in Kahalu’u Beach Park

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Kahalu'u Beach Park is a beach located in Kahalu'u-Keauhou, Hawaii, United States

The most popular activity to do here is snorkeling, surfing, and swimming

The beach is very clean with calm, pristine water

When snorkeling, you will see a lot of sea creatures such as corals, fishes, and turtles underwater

This place is family friendly so you can bring your kids here!



Welcome to Kahalu’u Beach Park! This beautiful beach park which located in Hawaii will amaze you with its top-notch view you can’t get anywhere else. The water is clear and pristine, that’s why this beach is famous for its snorkelling activity. If you’re visiting this beach, it’s most likely that you’re not going to leave without checking out the beautiful underwater creatures.

So, the first activity we would recommend for you to spend your vacation day is snorkelling. You will be able to see the schools of fishes swimming around you, because the fishes here are comfortable around swimmers. Mesmerizing corals could also be seen at the base under the water.

After you snorkel, you can go to Keauhou-Kahalu’u Heritage Corridor, which is only less tan a mile away from the beach park. This is a small park where you can witness the history of Kona itself. The view gets extra pretty in this park when the sun is setting. So, get ready with your camera to capture the scenic place!

Keauhou-Kahalu'u Heritage Corridor

Beautiful place with numerous historical site and resort area.

Address : Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA


Short on money? Well, visiting this beach park still worth your energy because of the view it offers. You can walk along the shoreline, picnicking at the beach, watching sea turtles, and swimming. The beach is somewhat crowded so we wouldn’t recommend you to do activities that requires silence such as reading books here. Instead, you can invite your friends to spend some quality time!


During periods of high surf, surfers may find great waves in the outer area of Kahalu’u Bay. However, swimmers should pay attention to their own safety during these times because the high currents may catch the swimmers, making them unable to go back to the shoreline.

Lifeguards and the fire department suggest that when this happens, swimmers should not swim against the currents and just float offshore beyond the surf until help arrives. Based on their experience, those are the ones who stand the best chance of survival.


The best time to visit Kahalu’u Beach Park in Kona is from November through March, when the skies are generally clear and the chance of rain is low. The peak season for tourism in Hawaii is from late December to early January, and the high season would be from January to March. During these times, products are expensive in Hawaii.

So if you want to save your money, you better go to Hawaii in other months (with probability of bad weather).


Forgot to bring your own surfing or snorkeling gears? You can go to Kahalu’u Bay Surf and Sea! This place rents out surfing, kayaking, and snorkeling equipment. Not only that, you can also ask the staff to give you instructions on how to use them. The staffs are super friendly and very helpful. So, don’t worry if you’re just a beginner because they will be more than happy to teach you!

Kahalu'u Bay Surf and Sea

Beachfront bungalow offering surfing, kayaking & snorkeling equipment rentals, plus instruction.

Address : 78-6685 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA


Need a place to stay the night? You can go to Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. This place is only 6 minutes away from Kahulu’u Beach Park by driving, with decent amenities that will make your stay super comfortable. What makes this resort exceptional is also that their building is overlooking the Keauhou’s giant manta ray coastal feeding grounds. Access to any other attractions in Kona is also easy.

Another place you must check out is Ka’awa Loa Plantation. This place is 13 minutes away from the beach, near Captain James Cook Monument. The hotel itself is super pretty and calming, you can choose the ocean-view rooms, cottage, or luxury suite as well. They offer free breakfast, with buffet style. With Hawaiian ambience, you will never regret booking a room in this place.

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Upscale resort with dining with sea views, plus a pool with slides, a spa & an activity center.

Address : 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Ka'awa Loa Plantation

Relaxed B&B on a fruit & coffee plantation featuring elegant rooms, a hot tub & lava rock showers.

Address : 82-5990 Napoopoo Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA


Satisfy your tastebuds while you’re in Hawaii! You can go to Bianelli’s Gourmet Pizza to taste the warm and delicious pizza and pasta. This place is less than a mile away from the beach, so you can go directly here after you’re done exploring the beach. The ambience of the restaurant is very comfortable and warm, and the prices are affordable too.

Magics Beach Grill is another place you must visit while you’re in Kona. This place is 3 minutes away by driving from Kahalu’u Beach park. What makes this place special is that they have 3 separate places, which is a restaurant, a bar, and Beach Shack and each of them has their own menus and style. You can enjoy the yummy food while enjoying the beautiful sunset as well. We recommend you to try their tuna melt and sticky wings!

Bianelli's Gourmet Pizza

A wide variety of pizzas (including vegan), pastas & drinks served in a relaxed setting.

Address : 78-6831 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Magics Beach Grill

Warm beachfront establishment offering contemporary Hawaiian fusion fare, cocktails & brunch.

Address : 77-6452 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA


While you’re in Kona, Hawaii, you must try Kona Coffee! It’s worldwide famous and very tasty. Hawaii’s chocolate and Macademia nuts are also well known as well, so be sure to get them while you’re there.

Another local food we recommend you to try is Poke, which is raw fish marinated with soy sauce, onions, and lemon. You may have tasted the Poke Bowl somewhere else, but the island will get you the original, best taste of Poke!


Located only 3 minutes of driving from Kahalu’u beach to the south, you will find Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai, which is a famous bar in Kona. No wonder, this place has a stunning 230-degree view from the place itself. It’s a perfect place to meet, hanging out with your friends, and enjoy the drinks and food here. The portion is generous and they also have gluten-free options!

Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

High-elevation Hawaiian eatery offers 230-degree vista views, eclectic fare, fire pits & cocktails.

Address : 78-6831 Alii Dr #1000, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA