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

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Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • We tried a couple beaches but this was by far our favorite. We came back four times. Gorgeous. Not too crowded. Perfect sandy beach. Rinse off stations. Bathrooms were available but we didn’t use...  more »
  • My family and I were on vacation in the Waikoloa Beach Resort area in July and we went to Kua Bay Beach which was a short drive away. We arrived ~2pm and got there just as someone was leaving a spot....  more »
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  • The feng shey was stellar
  • What a beautiful spot! It has some of the prettiest blue water and soft white sand! I can't wait to come back. 🤙🌞

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