Keauhou Bay

Keauhou Bay
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Phone (808) 323-4322
Address End of Kamehameha III Road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Small boat harbor, not beachy. Birthplace of King Kamehameha III.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Picnic Tables • Facilities: Showers • Type: Shady
• Parking: Street only • Good For: Sunsets

Keauhou Bay isn't really a place you'd come to for a swim since it's more of a boat harbor than a beach. If you're taking a boat tour to the Captain Cook Monument (see The History of Captain James Cook for more information) then you'll likely be starting your tour here.

Many other boat tours, including the manta ray snorkeling in front of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, start here as well. Keauhou Bay is also the location of the outrigger canoe club.

This place is also very historically significant as it is the birthplace of King Kamehameha III in 1914 and you can see the Kamehameha III Birth Site here as well. The Kauikeaouli (his birth name) stone is maintained by the Daughters of Hawaii.

Swimming isn't recommended here because the ocean floor is very rocky and the place is generally full of boat traffic. It's a good place to come and enjoy the ocean, to launch a boat, or to enjoy a sunset but not much else.