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King Kamehameha Beach
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There are public showers and restrooms on the pier next to the beach.
There are restrooms on the hotel grounds for those that patronize the outside bar/food.
The historic heiau on the rocks was the residence of King
Kamehameha the First, who ruled the islands from this
location for a number of years.
The official name of the beach is Kamakahonu Beach. (Sacred turtle)
Many dive tours and pleasure cruises leave from the adjoining pier.
TIP for those with kids & beach gear: you may pull in to the
turn-around at the head of the pier, drop off Mom & the kids,
cooler, and chairs. They can walk 20 yards to the beach.
You can park the car free on the side of the road-
go uphill 100 yards to red light, turn left, park and walk back.
(See bottom of page for map / directions & parking info)
Cruise ships, anchored in the bay send their
shuttles to and from this adjoining pier.
Directions: In Kona town, where Palani turns into Ali'i Drive, next to the King Kamehameha
Kona Beach Hotel and the pier. Park at the pay lot behind the hotel or at the public lot
(also marked) a block South on Kuakini. In addition, there is parking on the side of the road
on Kuakini North of Palani, by the Honda dealership.
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