Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona

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Spend a day on the white sand and in the turquoise waters of Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Often called Kua Bay, the area is part of the Kekaha Kai State Park. Head here to get away from the crowds. The beach is small and stays relatively quiet because of its isolated location. The shallow water and soft sandbar make for pleasant swimming. Bring an umbrella, as natural shade is limited. Also remember to bring drinking water and sunscreen because the cove does not have facilities nearby. Our Kailua-Kona trip site makes visiting Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and other Kailua-Kona attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Absolutely "Hawaii". I'd say try to arrive in the AM, the beach tends to fill up, of course the later you arrive the longer the walk from the car. There are restrooms, outdoor shower,rinse and a shave...  more »
  • Here you feel like you've landed in the Caribbean. Absolutely bring: Parachute and sunscreen-the beach is in the blazing sun and there is no shade. The high waves are perfect for bodyboarding. For snorkeling, however, the water is usually too restless.
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