About Milolii Beach Park on Kona & West Island, Hawaii
Miloli’i Beach Park isn’t much of a draw for tourists on the South Kona Coast despite it’s claim to be the last fishing village in Hawaii. However, there is another reason to make the drive down to it – the adjacent beach.
On the drive down to Milolii Beach Park, you’ll pass by unsightly properties with cars and boats in their yards and the park itself has a very local feel so it’s not that welcoming (especially on weekends).
There is only one small sandy beach at Milolii Beach Park and it’s geared at small kids due to the shallow water that’s protected from the waves. Another beach nearby is made up of coral and lava cobbles is excellent for getting onto the water with a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and the snorkeling from this beach isn’t bad either (best out and to the left). But if you really like beaches, we recommend heading to Honomalino Bay Beach located south from Milolii. To do that you can hike or take a kayak if you brought one. The trail to Honomalino starts next to the restrooms (take the trail and not the road with “stay out” signs). The hike is about 3/4 mile one-way and takes about a half-hour.
Camping is available at Milolii Beach Park and spots can be reserved through the county website. It’s not a great place for camping, but if you came down here to hike out to Honomalino (or beyond to Okoe Bay Beach) it would save you from driving back to Kona or wherever you are staying on the island.
Getting to Miloli’i Beach Park is fairly straightforward. Drive Highway 11 to Milolii Road (about 34 miles south of Kailua-Kona) and then drive downhill to the end of the road. Park in the lot near the covered pavilion and restrooms if you plan to hike to Honomalino. The beach for launching watercrafts is 1000 feet before the end of the road.
Hau’oli Kamana’o Church is an ideal subject if you like taking colorful photographs and it’s located near the main beach parking lot (address 89-1151 Government Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704). It’s open M-F 9a-5p.
- 89-1201 Milolii Rd
Captain Cook, HI 96704
- Park Name
- Miloli'i Beach Park
- Other Names
- Miloli'i Bay Beach, Kapukawaaiki, Lae Loa
- Pet Details
- No dogs allowed at county beach parks
- Free day-use parking, fees for camping permits
- Camping, Swimming, Snorkeling, Surfing, Kayaking, Standup Paddleboarding, Fishing
- Campground, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Covered Pavilion, Restrooms, Historic Church
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