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Beaches Big Island

Considered by many to be the Big Island’s nicest beach, Kaunaoa Beach is a picturesque white sand beach with crystal clear water, swaying palm trees, and plenty of space. Located on the Kohala Coast, this beach is perfect for everyone, from the outdoor enthusiast, to sun goddess, to families simply looking for some sandy goodness.

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Is it a good snorkeling beach? Yes. The best snorkeling is found on the left side of the beach, near the rocks. Another amazing wildlife encounter found at this beach happens after the sun goes down. Lights get put in the water to attract plankton, which bring graceful manta rays to this location for a genuine Hawaii experience that you’ll never forget. If you’re wanting to get a bodyboarding session in, snorkel in clear waters, play a game of beach volleyball, or just relax in style, add Kaunaoa Beach to your list of beaches to visit.