James Kealoha Beach Park
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James Kealoha Beach Park information
Best for older kids and snorkelers, this county beach is nicknamed 'Four Miles' (the distance between the park and the downtown post office). For swimming and snorkeling, head to the eastern side, which has a deep, protected basin with generally calm, clear water and pockets of white sand. The park's western side is open ocean and much rougher. Locals surf in winter or net fish. No lifeguards but it has restrooms, showers and picnic areas.