Kamakahonu Beach

Kamakahonu Beach
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Phone (808) 323-4322
Address 75-5664 Kaahumanu Pl, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
A small but popular beach in Kailua-Kona.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Concession Stand • Facilities: Equipment Rentals • Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Showers
• Type: Kid Friendly • Type: Protected From Open Ocean • Sand Type: White • Parking: Poor / Few • Parking: Street only
• Good For: Kayaking • Good For: Snorkeling • Good For: SUP

Kamakahonu Beach is a small crescent shaped beach that's fairly well protected from the open ocean, so it's often a good place for kids. It's right behind the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island and tends to be popular with their guests.

This is a white sand beach that get very busy on the weekends. The water here is almost always calm and shallow so you'll often see a lot of families gathering here. You can also rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and snorkel gear here.

King Kamehameha the Great lived here from 1812 until his death in 1819. His personal temple, the Ahuena Heiau at the Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark was built in the water and sits a few yards off shore.

This is also the location of the starting gate for the annual Ironman World Championship - Kona.