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Ho‘Okena Beach Park
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86-4322 Mamalahoa Hwy Captain Cook, HI 96704
86-4322 Mamalahoa HwyUSHawaiiCaptain Cook96704
(808) 328-7321hookena.org
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"Quaint size and not too busy."
"Definitely Hawaiian style."
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Erik Lillydahl
5 months ago
Swam with spinner dolphins, sea turtles, spotted moray eels, blue box puffer fish, and an abundance of tropical fish. Best snorkeling we found on the big island and one of the best beaches. Easy parking and not over crowded with tourists. Enjoyed this much more than Two Step beach.
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Alex Vardy
2 months ago
Little awkward driving to this beach but when you reach it, you "shouldn't" have a problem getting a parking spot. Water is warm from what I remember!
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Adam Slater
10 months ago
Locals beach. Pretty busy on a Friday but not crazy. ok snorkeling.
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Nathaniel Baratta
a year ago
A lot to see i.e. campers, nudist, people that actually live there. Its a long windy road to get down there and is really only one way but i nice little place usually only locals know about
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Nina Paul
3 months ago
Loved going to hó Ókena when I lived there, it was a nice beautiful, calm beach...you could see the beautiful yellow fish rolling in the surf, just tumbling around. Also, had dolphins circle me while I was just floating around...it was awesome! <3
Chris Carlson
2 years ago
This is a cute little beach. Felt like a local family beach, not a tourist beach, which I liked. (There's a campground just back from the beach that looked crowded yet civilized, in a hippie-camper community sort of way.) Lots of kids frolicking in the surf, which was maybe three feet while we were there. Planned to spend a couple hours, wound up spending four hours, so it exceeded our expectations. Decent boogie boarding, but crowded in the waves at the beach. North side of the beach had more rocks in the surf, and therefore fewer boarders. Snorkeling visibility was ok, once you got out past the surf, but not many fish to see. Overall, I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a slightly funky beach experience: reminded me a bit of Santa Cruz, CA.
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Harry Willock
2 years ago
Decent black sand beach. Quaint size and not too busy. Some locals and some tourists. Camp site at one end. If you are staying close and don't want to drive to the nice beaches in the North, then worth a day.
rekko pal
2 years ago
Awesome with the spinner dolphins, beach was great, banana Bob was hella cool.