Kikaua Point Beach

Jun 29, 2022 | General Information

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Kikaua Point Beach is a tiny but very beautiful beach that is located about ten miles north of Kailua-Kona. Kikaua Beach is perhaps the calmest beach on the Big Island being protected from the open ocean by a series of huge boulders and rocks that provide a rim for the pond-like beach within. This beach is really perfect for just two activities: it is fantastic as a place to bring children or people who can’t swim well because it is so calm with no wave action and it is a favorite place as a wedding location.

Kikaua Point Beach is usually smooth and calm like a pond
Kikaua Point Beach is not a great place to snorkel as the pond area is all sand bottom and venturing out beyond the protective rock boundary can be a very dangerous maneuver. Besides, the area beyond the rocks does not provide good snorkeling anyway. As a place to bring young children on most days of the year except probably the stormiest of days in the winter, Kikaua Point is ideal. The pond area almost never gets deeper than waist deep on an adult and there is a gradual sand bottom that gets you to that point. With proper supervision this would be an ideal spot to enjoy a day with your young family.

In recent years this has become a popular wedding location as it not only has the beautiful beach but also a nice grass area overlooking the ocean. Clean restrooms are also located just steps away. Parking can be a problem at this beach as they, by our count, only allowed for twenty eight visitor spaces that were doled out on a first come first serve basis by the guard station at the entrance to the hotel developed property just off the highway. Once that limit has been reached the guards will not allow anyone else in so you’re wedding must be arranged via permit to make certain that you have enough parking for your group on your wedding day. This would probably be best handled via your local Big Island wedding coordinator.

Kikaua Point grass area ideal for a wedding
Kikaua Point Beach does not have a life guard but conditions here are usually quite calm. This is not true of the beach immediately to its north called Kukio Beach which is exposed to the open ocean and can at times become dangerous.

Ocean Caution
Be advised that all beaches and ocean locations in Hawaii can be dangerous including this one. Be completely aware of the ocean conditions prior to entering any Hawaiian waters however it is not advised that you enter the water at this location. Also, all shorelines and beaches in Hawaii, including this one, can be frequented by sharks, jellyfish and other sea creatures which can provide potential harm to people entering the water. There are no lifeguard towers at this location.