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Keokea Beach Park

big island/kohala
Beaches/Public Recreational

52-128 Keokea Park Road
Kapaau, 96755

Manmade Boulder Break, Swimming

(808) 961-8311

Hours of Operation:

    6 AM - 11 PM
Manmade Boulder Break, Swimming

Keokea Beach Park

The Boulder Beach On The Big Island

Nestled along the rugged North Kohala shoreline of Hawaii's Big Island, Keokea Beach Park is a unique coastal treasure. This picturesque beach is known for its boulder-strewn shoreline and impressive sea cliffs that frame the coastline, creating a dramatic natural backdrop. However, it's important to note that Keokea Beach is not your go-to destination for swimming or snorkeling, primarily due to the lack of offshore reefs to shield the bay. The strong surf and rough waters on most days make it less than ideal for water activities.

Despite its limitations for aquatic adventures, Keokea Beach Park compensates with its charming coastal ambiance. A small cove, ingeniously crafted by local residents using a boulder breakwater, stands as the exception for swimmers seeking a more sheltered experience. This community-led project, supported by equipment donated by a bygone sugar company, has created a safe haven for those wanting to take a dip in calmer waters.

Keokea Beach Park offers more than just ocean views; it boasts excellent amenities for a memorable day by the sea. Picnic tables, inviting pavilions, fire pits, barbecue grills, clean restrooms, and refreshing showers are readily available for visitors. It's a favorite spot for picnicking, attracting a local and tourist crowd, especially on weekends and holidays.

To access this hidden gem, head to the access road near mile marker 27 on Highway 270 in North Kohala. While Keokea Beach Park may not be worth a long drive, it's a fantastic addition to your itinerary if you're in the neighborhood. Operating hours are from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., ensuring ample time to relish the coastal beauty and amenities Keokea Beach Park has to offer. Whether you're planning a relaxed picnic or seeking a tranquil shoreline experience, Keokea Beach Park welcomes all who appreciate its unique coastal charm.

Keokea Beach ParkThe Boulder Beach On The Big IslandNestled along the rugged North Kohala shoreline ....

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