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Mahukona Beach Park
Type: Beaches, Family Friendly, Parks
Mahukona Beach Park is a highly unique and intriguing place. Contrary to its name, there's actually no beach. It's a cement laden park along the water that blends naturally beauty and history. The... Read More
Mahukona Beach Park is a highly unique and intriguing place. Contrary to its name, there's actually no beach. It's a cement laden park along the water that blends naturally beauty and history. The underwater world here is one of the best places on the island to snorkel. Not only because of it's rampant, colorful fish population, but due to underwater archaeological finds. A sort of underwater museum boasts remnants from the plantation and railroad days. Bring snorkel gear and look for the ladder into the water at the north end of the beach. Backing the beach is the near intact structure of the Hawaiian Railroad Company which functioned here for years. Explore the ruins, but be careful. There are shaded picnic areas here but other than that there are no facilities here so bring water. On Highway 270 look for the access between mile markers 14 and 15.
Kawaihae, HI 96743
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Mahukona is a great place for snorkeling, it has a very busy underwater world.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Mahukona Beach Park is one of the best places on the island for snorkeling.
- Recommended as Best of North Big Island Because: Mahukona offers amazing snorkeling as well as excitement for history buffs.
- Best for Parks Because: Mahukona is home some of the best snorkeling on the island, combining a flourishing world of fish along with historical relics.