Small sandy area with entry into the water.
Shady areas under palm and monkeypod trees.
A great place to bring a picnic lunch, a book, and some beach chairs to spend a few hours.
There is parking near the beach
the side of the road.
Manini Beach is a small beach on Kealakekua Bay, on the opposite side of the bay from
Captain Cook monument.
Most of the park is covered by a grassy lawn
and a few picnic tables.
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Directions: From Hwy 11 (Belt Road), take Napoopoo Rd (Hwy 160) down to Kealakekua Bay. The road dog legs past Middle Ke'i Road; hang right to stay on Napoopoo. You will pass residential homes and farms, and also a coffee mill (see Kealakekua Town page 3). At the bottom of the hill is the landing at Napoopoo where people launch kayaks. Hang left and you will see the signs to Manini Beach Rd. (see above). When you hang left at the bottom of the hill, that is the road that takes you to the City of Refuge if you continue straight. The road is actually a continuation of 160; you can also arrive from this direction as an alternate route.
Manini Beach Page