Kikaua Point Park

big island/kailua kona

Kailua-Kona, 96740

Manmade Beach, Kid Friendly

Hours of Operation:

    7 AM–8 PM
Manmade Beach, Kid Friendly

Kikaua Point Park

The Big Island's Cozy Beach

Kikaua Beach, situated approximately 17 miles from downtown Kailua-Kona, is a hidden gem located within Kikaua Point Beach Park, adjacent to Kukio Beach. Accessing this beautiful beach is made possible through the Kukio Golf Resort. It's important to note that all beaches in Hawaii are public, and as you enter the resort, the security gate attendant will provide you with a visitor pass and guide you to the parking area, subject to availability. However, parking space is limited, so it's advisable to plan an early visit, ideally around 9:00 am, to secure a spot.

Kikaua Beach stands out among the Big Island's ever-changing landscapes. While active volcanoes occasionally create new beaches overnight, this beach owes its existence to modern development. Kikaua Point, once an isolated area with a picturesque yet rocky cove, underwent a transformation in recent years when a private golf and beach club was established behind the point. Whether through human intervention or natural forces, a significant amount of sand was deposited in the cove. The result is a dreamy beach with a soft, sandy bottom and a protected cove perfect for easy swimming and wading, making it a serene and family-friendly destination.

The beach park offers 27 parking spaces, which may fill up on weekends but are typically more accessible on weekdays. To reach Kikaua Beach, take Kuki‘o Nui Road located just south of mile marker 87. Although this is private property, you have the right to access the beach, so simply inform the friendly guards at the gate about your intention. It's just a short 5-minute walk from the parking area, making it convenient for visitors. The beach park provides full facilities, including restrooms.

While there are no picnic tables, there are plenty of open spots where you can lay out a blanket and enjoy a picnic with family and friends. If you head north along the beach, you'll discover a lava rock trail leading to Kukio Beach, where you may often find green sea turtles resting along the shore. Kikaua Beach is particularly popular among families due to its protected lagoon, creating calm and serene water conditions. The shallow, sandy ocean floor is ideal for children who are learning to swim or snorkel, making it a perfect spot for novice swimmers to enjoy a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience.

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