What to Expect
7455 Kalaniana'ole Highway
This "Curved" bay was declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park in 1967. This is the very best beach area if you are new to Scuba diving or snorkeling with a diversified population of fish and a rich coral reef. The bay floor is the crater of a volcano that opened up to the ocean when the exterior wall collapsed.
There is a large sandy beach perfect for sunbathing and there are several hiking trails leading to breathtaking lookouts.
The bay provides some protection from large ocean waves and allows swimmers a terrific opportunity to view the reef life in a safer, protected environment.
$3 per car parking fee
$7.50 per person admission fee for those 13 years or older
$1 per person shuttle bus fee each way (this is optional - there is a good, but steep, road from the parking lot area to the beachfront)
Open from 6:00am - 7:00pm daily
Closed on Tuesdays
Do not stand or walk on the coral reef - this is a live reef. Do not feed the fish. Avoid walking on the rocky ledges on the sides of the bay where waves are breaking - lava is porous and it crumbles easily. Caution must be taken during seasonal high surf.
Reef and Sand Beach Area
Snorkel Gear Rental Available
Wheelchair Accessible via shuttle bus or trolley