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About Manini Beach (Kapahukapu) on Kona & West Island, Hawaii

Manini Beach is a locals beach next to Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park and Napo’opo’o Beach. The only sandy beach in this park is a tiny spot where small waves roll in and the local children can safely play. It’s a pleasant family-friendly park with grassy and sandy areas that have beautiful views of the bay.

You can walk through the grass park to a gate and continue on to a shoreline made up of black lava rock and white coral. There you can enjoy relative solitude despite the waves crashing on the rocks.

Picnic tables are provided in the park but they are popular and might get taken early in the day. The hours of Manini Beach are 6am to 8pm every day. Note that this park is privately owned but open to the public. We need to be good stewards of places like this as we are lucky to have access.

Manini Beach at Kapahukapu is located on Manini Beach Road, a one-lane road that branches off Puuhonua Road near the end of Napoopoo Road (see our map).

Manini Beach Rd
Captain Cook, HI 96704
Park Name
Manini Beach Park
Other Names
Napo'opo'o Park, Kepuhi, Manini Point
Private with public access
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Free parking
Picnicking, Beach Exploration, Scuba Diving
Picnic Tables, Grass Lawns, Community Garden
Captain Cook,US
7:06 am, May 22, 2024
temperature icon 75°F
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Feels like 75.63 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 0 m/s
UV Index: 0.55
Precipitation: 0.01 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:46 am
Sunset: 6:54 pm
Humidity 81 %
Pressure1019 mb
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