Beaches of Kona video tour - Mahaiula Beach
Mahaiula Beach is located within the Keha Kai State Park about 8 miles North of Kailua-Kona. The access road off of Hwy 11 is between mile markers 88 and 89. The 1.5 mile road is unpaved and full bumps and potholes; but it doesn't seem to deter the tourists from taking their rental cars across the desolate looking lava field. Just a short walk from the parking area is a picture perfect tropical cove with plenty of shade and deep sand. The stunning contrast between the desert lava fields and the lush and refreshing cove is what makes Mahaiula's Beach so memorable and unique.
If you hike the trail on the North end of the cove across the lava fields, for about 20 minutes you will come across another spectacular cove called Makalawena Beach. On most days you will be the only people around to enjoy the wonderful swimming and snorkeling. Due to the extra effort required to access these beaches, they are for the slightly adventurous. If you want a beautiful beach with easy access, try Kua Bay just a couple miles up the road (watch my Kua Bay video tour).
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Watch my beaches of Kona video tour of Mahaiula Beach