Kamakahonu Beach

Phone (808) 323-4322
4 stars from 3 reviews
Address 75-5664 Kaahumanu Pl, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
A small but popular beach in Kailua-Kona.

Features
• 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

Matt Anderson's Take
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.
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Debbie T
Joined: Oct 2016
Reviews: 24
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Lovely little beach, great for kids.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 790
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A nice enough beach but probably not one you'd come to unless you're staying around here. It is a great place for families with kids since it's well protected from the open ocean.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
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There are gobs of people from the nearby hotels and restaurants walking around the area here and many tend to gather and hang out here. It's calm and protected from surf since it's a small cove. Touristy area - nice place to jump in the water, then grab a cocktail across the street at one of the nearby restaurants. Probably the closest thing to boardwalk beach on the Big Island. Party on, then move on to better sandy beaches toward Waikoloa.
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