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Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

Pu'uhonoa Rd at Mamalahoa Hwy

Site of the first extensive contact between Hawaiians and Westerners with the arrival of Captain Cook in 1779. Viewing of Hikiau Heiau, a traditional religious site, and the Captain Cook monument at a distance across Kealakekua Bay. (4.0 acres)


Maeley Nordlof

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Beautiful place! Totally worth the walk or paddle over. Excellent snorkeling. You get to see real nature. Pack out whatever you bring with you and respect the land and monument.

Ken Shelton

Monday, April 23, 2018
There are essentially two ways to get to this area. The easy way is by boat, kayak, or paddleboard. The hard way, but most rewarding, is the long and strenuous hike down from the Ka'awaloa Trail. The trail is an amazing experience and while the hike back up can be brutal it is still well worth it. Take your time, wear good shoes, and bring your snorkel gear!!

John Bamforth

Sunday, April 29, 2018
It's a great hike down from the road (about an hour) but a bit of a puffer on the way back up. The monument is not signposted from the trail but turn left when you're at sea level. Trainers/sneakers might be ok, hiking boots better, don't even think about trying it in flip flops/crocs etc.

Scott Smith

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Hard hike. Good to great snorkeling. Have shoes or hiking boots. Bring plenty of water and snacks

Amol Brahme

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Great place for a swim, snorkeling and kayaking. Dolphins are known to visit the area . Tip: The showers in the park are broken. There is a tap to wash up near the restrooms.

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