Manini Beach / Kapahukapu Beach

Manini Beach / Kapahukapu Beach
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Phone (808) 323-4322
Address 82-6009 Manini Beach Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704
Small, sandy beach area. Perfect for a picnic.

• Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Picnic Tables • Facilities: Showers • Type: Shady • Parking: Poor / Few
• Good For: Scuba Diving • Good For: Snorkeling

Manini Beach was known as Kapahukapu in ancient times so it's sometimes called Kapahukapu Beach because of that. You'll find it in the Captain Cook area of Hawaii's Big Island, close to Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, see our map / directions page for directions.

It's been a community gathering place and place of healing for hundreds of years. It has a rocky shoreline made up of white coral and black lava rocks with a small sandy area.

Surfing can be good here if you make it safely out past the nearby rocks. Snorkeling and scuba diving are great as long as the ocean is calm. If the ocean isn't calm, swimming isn't going to the best idea. If you do go in, you'll need to be very careful of the sharp lava rock that is all around.

It's a popular spot with locals. For tourists it isn't the best beach around but can still be fun, relaxing, and just peaceful. There is lots of shade from the Monkeypod trees and a good spot for a picnic.