Keauhou Bay

Keauhou Bay, Big Island

Keauhou Bay (view panorama) is a historic area on the Big Island's Kona Coast. It is the birthplace of King Kamehameha III (born in 1814). It is said that he was stillborn, but brought back to life by a visiting kahuna (priest). He was the longest reigning monarch in the Kingdom of Hawaii, from 1825 until his death in 1854.

There is a boat launch ramp and a small boat harbor at Keauhou Bay. Local residents like to fish here. The bay is not suitable for swimming since the ocean bottom is rocky and because of the harbor traffic. Several boat tour companies depart from here to take people snorkeling at nearby Kealakekua Bay and Red Hill. Next to the harbor is a small park with a grassy area, picnic tables, showers and restrooms.

Keauhou Bay Overview

  • Rocky bay on the Kona Coast
  • Bay has a boat ramp and small harbor
  • Outrigger canoes/kayaks/ boats launch from here
  • Location of outrigger canoe club
  • Small park with picnic tables

Location:
End of Kamehameha III Road, Kailua-Kona HI 96740
Directions: There are two access points. Drive makai (towards the ocean) from either one of the two Kamehameha III Roads off Ali'i Drive. There is a parking lot at both access points.


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