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Kua Beach

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Secluded Kua Bay Beach, Big Island of Hawaii

Things To Do

  • Snorkeling
  • Beach walk
  • Swimming
  • Sightseeing
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Lifeguard: Yes
Facilities: Yes
Surfing: Yes
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Wind & Tides
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The turnoff for Kua Bay Beach is located only two miles north of Kekaha Kai Beach Park along Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. There is a nicely paved road through the lava fields. Kua Beach is a sliver of shimmering white sand kissed by crystal-clear, soft blue waters. It is simply hypnotizing against the contrast of the black lava. It is a fun spot for body surfing and body-boarding when the waves are breaking.

In the summer when the waters are calm, you can find some great snorkeling to the north and south of Kua Beach. This beach can get crowded due to its easier access compared to other beaches in the area. If you’re feeling restless and getting tired of sitting in the sand, there is a coastal trail that leads to Kakapa Bay to the north.

There is also a site to explore before you get to Kua Beach as you’re making your way down the entry road through the lava. At around the half-mile point, is Pu’u Ku’ili. Pu’u Ku’ili is a volcanic cinder cone and is a wonderfully short Big Island hike where you can get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area. Kua Beach is past the cinder cone at the end of the road. Here you'll find a turnaround area with restroom facilities, a freshwater shower, and off-road parking. Park and walk toward the beach where you see picnic tables.

 

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Christine
"This beach is so incredible beautiful with soft white sand"
Reviewed April 9, 2014
This beach is so incredible beautiful with soft white sand. I think the Big Island has the most beautiful beaches around. Seems like the hottest side of the island so next time I bring more water. The ride down the road to the beach is pretty cool because you pass by a cinder cone. Pretty cool sight. The parking lot was pretty crowded. I guess this is a poplar beach. We had to park out along the road and walk in but the beach was so nice we didn’t mind. I’ve never seen water this clear and there was some really good snorkeling at the north end of the beach.
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Secluded Kua Bay Beach, Big Island of Hawaii
Kua Beach
West (Kona, Kohala), Big Island
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