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Island of Hawai’i - North Kona: Map 3

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Map: North Kona 3

1. Old Kona Airport Park (State and County) – Rocky shoreline, tidal pools with some white sand, low cliffs. Fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, sports. Parking, restrooms, showers, pavilions, playgrounds. Sports facilities are part of the park, such as a gym, swimming pool, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields. Hazardous footing, currents and waves. State Park gate is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More information is available at the County of Hawai`i Department of Parks and Recreation website or call the Kailua Park Complex at (808) 327-3553 and the State of Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural Resources State Parks website or call (808) 974-6200. The area is a Marine Life Conservation District. More information is available at the State Department of Land and Natural Resources Aquatics Division website.

2. Coastal Trail in Front and South of Old Kona Airport – Rocky shoreline, tidal pools with some white sand, low cliffs. Fishing, swimming, hiking. Parking, restrooms, showers at the Old Kona Airport Park. Hazardous footing, currents and waves. Public access is permitted on the two-foot wide, low rock wall fronting the residences at Lanihau and Kona Bay Estates. The area is a Marine Life Conservation District. More information is available at the State of Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural Resources Aquatics Division website.

3. Three (3) Shoreline Accesses in Lanihau and Kona Bay Estates – Rocky shoreline, tidal pools with some white sand. Fishing, swimming, hiking. Most direct access to “Baby Pond” (a large tidal pool) is through Kona Bay Estates and ocean-side of a baseball field and football field. The area is a Marine Life Conservation District. More information is available at the State of Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural Resources Aquatics Division website.

4. Kamakahonu Beach – White sand beach next to Kailua Pier and King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Swimming. Restrooms (open 7:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.) and showers nearby at Kailua Pier. No on-site parking.

5. Kailua Bay and Pier (State) – Some white sand at the base of man-made walls. Fishing, swimming. Restrooms (open 7:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.), showers, boat ramp. No on-site parking. Hazardous footing, waves, currents and boat traffic.

6. Kona Inn Shopping Village – Low oceanfront seawall and lawn. Picnicking. Restrooms. No on-site parking. Hazardous footing, currents and waves.

7. Hale Halawai Civic Center (County) – Rocky shoreline and seawall. Fishing, picnicking, surfing. Pavilion, restrooms, public parking across the street. Hazardous footing, currents and waves. Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. More information is available at the County of Hawai`i Department of Parks and Recreation website or call (808) 327-3565.

8. Waterfront Row – Access through shopping complex to rocky shoreline and short concrete walkway to Hale Halawai Civic Center. Fishing. Parking across the street. Hazardous footing, currents and waves.

9. Kona Reef Condominium – Rocky shoreline and hike to white sand beach. Hiking, fishing, swimming, popular surf spot, called “Honl’s.” Limited parking along Kahakai Road adjacent to condominium. Hazardous footing, currents and waves.

10. Honl’s Beach at Wai`aha Bay (County) – White sand beach and rocky shoreline. Swimming, fishing, popular surf spot, called “Honl’s.”. Parking, restrooms, and showers across the street from Honl’s Beach. Hazardous footing, currents and waves. Open from sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

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