- The list below includes 74 free or cheap things to do in or near Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, including 48 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Fishing, Snorkeling and Other Entertainment.
- From Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) to Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kailua-Kona and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Kealakekua, Waikoloa, Holualoa and Captain Cook.
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Hwy. 19, dirt road N. of mile marker 88, Kailua-Kona, HI MoreLess Info
Part of Kekai State Park, Manini-owali Beach at Kua Bay is an unsupervised, white sand and lava rock beach with opportunities for swimming and snorkelling, and picnic areas. A hiking trail links to the nearby Kikaua Beach.
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Off Highway 19 between mile marker 90 and 91, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 MoreLess Info
With a little bit of effort, you can find paradise lost when you make the trek to Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'I near Kona Coast State Park. This secluded, sandy beach can be found at the end of a lava rock trail but is well worth the trip.
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73-4786 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 MoreLess Info
Kaloko-Honokohau National Park is a scenic national park located along the shores of the ocean. Popular activities at the park include seeing the coastal tide pools, having picnics, enjoying the picturesque views, or relaxing in the sun.
Visitors who are up for challenging surf conditions for body surfing can visit Magic Sands in Kona. A favorite spot for locals, this sandy stretch of beach features high, steep crashing waves, beautiful greenery and clean amenities.
Featuring panoramic views of Kailua Bay, Kailua Pier offers visitors a boardwalk to watch the ocean and boats pass by. The waters around the pier are clear, providing visitors with an opportunity to see tropical fish.
A family-operated marine farm operation, Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm captively breeds 15 species of seahorses for sale as pets, and seeks to raise awareness about the endangerment of the seahorse in its natural habitat. Visitors can tour the facility, including an interactive tide pool and fish feeding station.