Aloha Friday Photo: Kikaua Point, Hawaii Big Island


Mahalo to Natalie Johnson for sharing this beautiful shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Natalie tells us that she took this shot from Kikaua Point on Hawaii’s Big Island, while vacationing there recently, in July. What a pretty scene with calm, crystal-clear water surrounded by interesting lava rock formations.

We know a lot about Hawaii, but we did not know about this hidden gem until Natalie shared her photo with us. So, we did a bit of research on it, primarily on TripAdvisor and  Google Reviews, which both have many five-star reviews. From skimming through those resources, we learned a bit about Kikaua Point Park. Here are some of the key points:

  • This beach has a sheltered swimming area that’s great for children when ocean conditions are safe. Many folks report that there’s good snorkeling here.
  • Parking for this beach is located at the end of a street with the name Aina Kaha Place. After parking, there’s a pathway that leads to the beach.
  • A parking permit is required. From the accounts we read, permits appear to be free and can be obtained from the guard station at the Kuhio Resort entrance.
  • Parking at Kikaua Point is limited, which makes it uncrowded and relatively quiet.
  • Weekends tend to be busier than weekdays at this beach park, which tends to be the case throughout  Hawaii.

We aim to check Kikaua Point the next time we visit the Big Island of Hawaii!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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