Easily accessible three-quarter-mile white sand beach that makes for a perfect beach day.
Region Kona | Miles from P19 13.3 mi
Time from Hotel 20 min. drive
Coordinates 19°48’35” N, 156°0’23” W
Kua Bay (or Manini’owali Beach) has direct driving access and parking available, making it the most accessible beach within the incredible Kekaha Kai State Park. It boasts a three-quarter-mile white sand beach backed by lava rock and features a reef that makes for great swimming, snorkeling, or kayaking. Due to its easy access, it is very popular, so it is recommended to visit on weekdays or arrive early on weekends. Due to the reef that extends along the shoreline, fine sand, and easy water access, Kua Bay makes for a great swimming experience. While not the best on the island, snorkeling is very nice here as well, and you’re likely to encounter a variety of ocean life. There are also lifeguards on duty daily, and conveniently, there are also restrooms and showers available. If you’re looking to explore the state park on foot, there are hiking trails that lead to other amazing (and more secluded) beaches. Google Map