Kona Keiki Beach
About Kona Keiki Beach on Kona & West Island, Hawaii
Kona Keiki Beach (kids beach) is hidden away behind a private housing community in Kailua. If you have kids and are staying in the Kona area, this is a special place that you should check out. Even though this beach is in front of large private homes, it has a public shoreline access, you just have to know where it starts. If you don’t want to drive, this beach is walking distance from anywhere in downtown Kailua-Kona.
Keiki Beach (also called Queens Bath by some) is a fantastic place with sandy spots for sunbathing and natural pools in the lava rocks for swimming and soaking. It’s an idea place for families. The bottoms of the pools are rocky in most places so be careful where you step and consider bringing water shoes.
If you have sturdy shoes for walking on the lava, we recommend that you explore the shoreline from here. Walking northwest goes in front of huge homes and leads to Old Kona Airport Beach in less than a half mile. You’ll find tidepools all along this stretch and a large rock arch about 400 yards down the shore from Keiki Beach. If you walk eastward (towards town) on lava and then sand, you’ll find a small “lighthouse” structure, more tide pools, and views of the Kailua-Kona waterfront.
To find Keiki Beach, walk to or park your car at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium next to the baseball and soccer fields then walk along the fence between the them (you’ll be walking across Field B). At the far edge of the fields between two large trees you’ll find a pedestrian gate with access signs and a crosswalk on Kona Bay Drive. As you cross the street another public access sign (next to the home with an address 75-5506) should be obvious. Follow this sandy path between the homes to the beach. Be sure to note the time that the gate closes so your car doesn’t get locked in if you stay late. Restrooms are available inside the gym entrance that faces toward the ocean.
- 75-5530 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
- Other Names
- Kona Queens Bath, Keiki Ponds, Baby Pond
- Pet Details
- No dogs allowed in the park
- Free parking by the gymnasium
- Swimming, Tidepooling
- Tide Pools, Protected Swimming Area, Lighthouse Tower, Basketball Courts, Pickleball Courts, Grass Ballfields, Disc Golf Course, Viewpoint, Restrooms (at Gym)
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