Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Kailua-Kona

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National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located in the Kona District on the Big island of Hawaiʻi in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. It includes the National Historic Landmarked archaeological site known as the Honokōhau Settlement. The park was established on November 10, 1978, for the preservation, protection and interpretation of traditional native Hawaiian activities and culture.

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  • Easy access to the beach and free parking. The area is large enough where you can avoid crowds. We sighted several sea turtles plus colorful reef fish. There are wandering volunteers who provide...  more »
  • Didn’t know this was part of the National Park Service. Great place. Easy to moderate hike. What’s great is has access to the beach 🏝. Even saw a big turtle 🐢, made the visit more memorable.  more »
  • To reach the pretty beach with the thatched shelter and sea turtles, you should park at the bay for a shorter walk. Or do a 0.7 mile hike from the visitor center to see all the cool plants along the way. You can walk along the shore for quite a ways. It is mostly rocky tidepools. If hiking the dry lava section, be prepared for high heat and rough terrain.
  • There are great, giving employees that work to insure you are able to get the most out of your visit. Billy even checked on a weaving class and called us later to let us know about it. There are several options for hikes to the fish pond, fish trap and beach. Be sure to wear suitable shoes as my wife blew out a flip flop on the walk. The fish trap beach is wonderful with a protected swimming area with lots of fish and turtles. Poor visibility when we were there but great snorkel regardless. Closer access to the fish trap from the harbor south of the national park building location.

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