About Pebble Beach at Kona Paradise on Kona & West Island, Hawaii
Pebble Beach is a black sand beach (mostly pebbles) located at the bottom of the Kona Paradise housing community. It’s a long one-hour drive from Kailua-Kona, but because of the uniqueness and opportunities to explore the shore, this one is highly recommended.
Pebble Beach is a gorgeous setting, but on sunny days it gets hot because of the black rocks in the sun and also because there is no shade on the beach. If you have a shade device be sure to pack it. We recommend beach chairs and good shoes for walking on the beach too. Also since hiking is a good option here, bring sturdy shoes to hike in.
North of Pebble Beach there’s a small beach nicknamed North Pebble Beach which is about a half-mile hike each way. It’s not a big or special beach, but if you want to hike, this is a great option.
South of Pebble Beach you’ll find the remnants of an old trail that is presumably part of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. This intermittent and crude path meanders along the shore for miles and passes by many ancient rock walls from former settlements and farms.
The waves at Pebbles can be violent and the current in the middle of the cove can be strong. An orange safety flotation ring is conspicuously placed at both entrances to the beach so visitors will know where they are if someone in the water needs help.
Getting to Pebble Beach means driving one of the steepest public roads on the island. Use your car’s low gears and minimize using the brakes. The road access starts from Highway 11 between mile markers 96 and 97 and descends almost 1100 feet in just over a mile. The road is signed Kaoha Rd and you won’t miss the Kona Paradise signs on both sides of the entrance.
The beach is open during daylight hours. Do not remove any of the rocks, pebbles or sand as it is illegal.
- Kaohe Rd
Captain Cook, HI 96704
- Other Names
- Pebbles Beach, Kona Paradise Beach
- Pet Details
- Dogs allowed on leash, but the black rocks are hot on their paws
- Free parking
- Sunbathing, Photography, Scuba Diving, Hiking,
- Black Pebbles, Trails, No Facilities
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