- Kekaha Kai State Park encompasses over 1,500 acres of beach, dune and wilderness areas on the leeward side of the Big Island north of Kailua-Kona. This park is divided into two sections: Mahai'ula and Kua Bay.
The Mahai'ula section is the more developed of the two sections of the park. It offers a sandy beach and dunes, picnic area with tables and restrooms. In addition to unpaved road access between the two sections, a 4.5 mile hike along the Ala Kahakai Trail, an historic coastal trail, leads to the Kua Bay portion of the park. Halfway along this trail, a hike to the summit of Pu'u Ku'ili, a 342-foot high cinder cone, offers excellent coastline views. Kua Bay, at the north end of the park offers beach access and beach related activities.
Both sections of this park provide swimming, water play and snorkeling during calm conditions.
Kekaha Kai lies on the leeward side of the Big Island north of Kailua-Kona. Visitors can access the site from Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway.
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- tel: 808-974-6200
- Highway 19
- (between mile markers 90 and 91)
- Honoka'a, HI 96740
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