Big Island Pictures - Kekaha Kai Beach
Big Island Pictures - Kekaha Kai Beach - Ten miles north of Kona down an easily traveled but rugged lava road is Kekaha Kai State Beach Park, nestled inside of Mahaiula Bay. It is the most beautiful strip of the whitest sand youíll ever see with trees lining the back of the beach, offering nice cool shade. With water so clear and blue itís spellbinding and coconut palms fringing the beach on either end this is certainly a tropical island escape.
Youíll see people surfing out at the point to the north when the surf is big. Because of the steep slope of Kekaha Kai Beach, waves crashing on the sand can be dangerous. There is no lifeguard. To find Kekaha Kai Beach turn left after passing mile-marker 91 as youíre headed north on Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. You canít miss the big green state sign as you approach. Drive a mile and a half through the lava field and youíll come to an intersection with a small place for parking off each side of the road. You can keep going straight until you reach the coast, but Kekaha Kai Beach is accessed via a trail north from this intersection.
Bring proper footwear as this trail through the lava can get rough, especially past Kekaha Kai Beach. The parking area at the end of the road has toilet facilities and picnic tables. Kekaha Kai State Park is a treat because it offers coastal hikes to explore as well. The trail to the north goes all the way to Kua Bay. Taking the trail south from the intersection will lead you to the only black sand beach on the Kona side. The only bad thing about this beach park is that the gate will be closed on Wednesdays.
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