Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
South of Kealakekua Bay, Manini Beach is a small, remote beach without easy access thanks to a rocky shoreline. Swimming is difficult...
Captain Cook Monument
From Napoʻopoʻo Wharf, the white, phallic Captain Cook Monument is visible a mile away at Kaʻawaloa Cove. The Hawaiians killed Cook and...
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Check out the Kona Coffee Living History Farm , which recreates rural Japanese-immigrant life in the early 20th century.
Thin crust, zesty sauce and nice price: claims to dishing good NY-style pizza are not exaggerated here. Not surprisingly, Pat's a native...
Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park information
Beautiful, historical Kealakekua Bay is the big draw on the south coast. Local organizations and businesses are working hard to keep it that way, as more people communing with the wildlife increases pressure on this marine-life conservation district famous for its rich variety of sea life, including spinner dolphins . To this end, new kayak regulations have been issued.
To reach the park, take Napoʻopoʻo Rd, off Mamalahoa Hwy, for 4.5 miles, passing a couple of ice cream shops and cafes en route. At the bottom of the road you'll turn right for Hikiʻau Heiau , a broad stone platform temple dedicated to war god Ku that was Kealakekua's religious center, or left for the wharf and kayak launch . There are bathrooms and showers near the heiau.