Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona

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Spend a day on the white sand and in the turquoise waters of Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Often called Kua Bay, the area is part of the Kekaha Kai State Park. Head here to get away from the crowds. The beach is small and stays relatively quiet because of its isolated location. The shallow water and soft sandbar make for pleasant swimming. Bring an umbrella, as natural shade is limited. Also remember to bring drinking water and sunscreen because the cove does not have facilities nearby. Our Kailua-Kona trip site makes visiting Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and other Kailua-Kona attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Most of the beaches on the big island are small...in comparison to miles of white sand beaches on Oahu or in Florida. Be prepared to enjoy the Big Island beaches in a different way. Drive/parking...  more »
  • One of our favorites on the Big Island. Incredibly beautiful, plenty of sand (at low tide) but the surf is pretty rough (at least in winter). Not the easiest to get down to the beach, especially if...  more »
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