Kikaua Point Beach Park Overview
Located 17 miles from downtown Kailua-Kona you will find Kikaua Point Beach Park, neighboring Kukio Beach. Access to Kikaua Point Beach Park is through the Kukio Golf Resort. All Hawaii beaches are public and as you enter the resort, the guard at the security gate will provide you with a visitor pass and direct you to the parking lot if there is space. Parking is limited, so we suggest arriving early in the morning around 9:00 am at the latest.
There is a short walk along a paved trail between the parking lot and Kikaua beach. The trail is baby stroller and wheelchair accessible, Kikaua Point Beach Park is one of the easier beaches to get to on the Big Island.
At the end of the trail, you will find restrooms, showers, and drinking water. We suggest making your day at Kikaua beach more enjoyable by packing plenty of water, snacks and even an umbrella to protect you from the sun.
There are palm trees, some shade and a grassy patch just beyond the lagoon. This small, man-made cove is crowned with white-sand and has Hualalai lava rock framing its shore.
There are no tables, but there are plenty of spots to spread out a blanket to relax and have a picnic with family and friends. If you walk north, you will find a lava rock trail to Kukio Beach where there are often green sea turtles resting along the shore.
Protected Cove and Keiki (kids) Beach
Popular with families, this beach is great for children because of its protected lagoon making for calm and serene water conditions. The shallow, sandy ocean bottom is ideal for small children learning to swim, snorkel and for novice swimmers.
Do be aware of a drop off out near the rocks and always keep an eye on your little ones as unexpected ocean swells do happen.
Directions to Kikaua Point Beach Park
North of Kailua Kona, travel about 17 miles on Highway 19 (Queen Ka’ahumanu Hwy). At Kukio Nui Drive (mile marker 87) turn left. At the entrance on Palena Aina, let the security guard know you would like to visit Kikaua Point Beach Park. They will direct you to the gate that leads to the parking lot and provide a beach pass. Follow the road until you reach the beach parking lot. Kikaua Point Beach park closes a half hour after sunset.
If the lot is full, return to Rte. 19 and drive north one-half mile to Kukio Beach at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. From there you can access both beaches, it is just a little further to walk.
Map of Kikaua Beach