Address: Kohala Coast/Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii
Hours: Monday to Sunday Open Daily 5:30am to 9pm
Directions: Drive through the Kohanaiki signs towards the ocean to the right for public access and to the left guard gated entrance for Kohanaiki Resort residents, owners, and guests.
Additional resources and information:
County of Hawaii - Kohanaiki Beach Park Camping
Big Island Guide - Kohanaiki Beach Park
TripAdvisor - Kohanaiki Beach Park
An excellent place to spend the day at the beach or to go surfing at the famous and well known surf spot - Pine Trees. Kohanaiki Beach Park is more commonly referred to as Pine Tree Beach, as the beach came by the name Pine Tree Beach due to the surfers who mistakingly thought the mangrove trees resembled pine trees. This area is located in Kailua-Kona, which is located about two miles from Kona Airport (KOA) as well as five miles from Kailua-Kona, anchored on 50 acres of oceanfront property that boasts a 112 miles of sandy beach as well as renowned surfing and fishing waters, Kohanaiki is the ideal place to call home, as well as your base camp for Big Island adventures. In addition to the 450 acres of Kohanaiki, guests will also be able to enjoy a variety of natural attractions, cultural activities, fishing at world-class levels, including spectacular beaches nearby.
Although the waters are too rough to swim in the winter, the summer months are more pleasant. There is a lot of rocky terrain along the shoreline, so you will have to pay close attention to the water's level. In addition to providing plenty of shade, there is also a great spot for sunbathing and admiring the picturesque coastline. Swimmers should avoid the area due to rocky ocean bottom. In contrast to this, surfing in Hawaii can also be fantastic, as some of the country's best surfers converge here to catch waves. The Pine Trees Beaches are great for enjoying camping and barbecuing, and if you would like to stay overnight you will need a permit. Those who intend to take up surfing for the first time and would like to learn the basics of surfing, the best place to start would be Kahaluu Beach Park, from which you can take a short drive to Pine Trees. If you feel comfortable and confident about catching waves, you can go to the reef there. There are many popular activities along this stretch of beach including swimming, surfing, barbecues, and viewing the sunset. Locals & tourists alike love the area, so it is no surprise that it is so well known by many. The real estate here is at an even more electrifying luxurious level of its own.
There is camping available here on Thursdays through Mondays, but you will need a permit to spend the night, which is available online for printing, and the overnight parking pass can be obtained from the guard station at the end of the night. If you're camping, you should come prepared since the gates are locked from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Camping spots will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis, so you'll have a better chance of getting a spot if you arrive early. As you follow the road, you will come across a small car park nearby, and it is at this point that you need to take a left, heading down a paved road. The road is lined with parking spaces, with the majority of surfers in the south. This road is narrow and has a lot of children and pedestrians on it, so drive slowly. It is possible to park at the beach's edge, making it an ideal picnic spot withe everything you need to set up for a good long time at the beach. Kohanaiki Beach Park is a true Hawaiian hidden secret gem with less tourists visiting the area.
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