Drive around the Big Island, Hawaii (Big Island)
This was a verry pretty beach. Not very big in size but it had nice turquoise waters however we were not able to stay becuase they were closing it right as we got there due to the hurricane coming. This has showers, picnic area and many other amenities. The one day that it was open it was pretty packed. Unfortunatley we did not have time to stop. This is a wonderful beach to relax and soak up the sun.
This actually had stunning views of the cliffs, hillsides, lush tropical rainforest, the the blue waters against the black tall jagged rocks. It is a great place to have a picnic and just relax. Apparently there was a tidal wave that hit here some time ago and their is a small monument commemorating the people who lost their life. When we showed up the skys were oh so beautiful, and the waters too. We got lucky because right before we left it started to get cloudy. This actually got me excited and thinking that maybe my luck with weather will change here. Nope it did not, most places were still cloudy and yucky but finnally one place where I could get some descent pictures. The is a nice drive and great to stop by if you are heading to the hilo side from Kona using the north hwy. There is also an old brick building that I think used to be the school that was once here. It is also sort of neat to look out. The exit you take to get here is pretty windy but has many excellent photo ops along the way. My suggestion is to drive slow so you can take pics on your way down into the park. This park was also less crowded with only a handful of people there.
This beach is not for swimming though, the currents are strong. There are however restrooms, electricty in one of the shelters and a boat ramp. This park is well manicured. I would suggest this to be one of the beaches to go just to have a bite to eat.
Oh and it is Free it costs nothing
The big island is a great place to tour around. The landscape is quite varied from waterfalls and lush rain forests to cattle farms to lava flows and volcanic landscape...
Driving from Kona Airport there are all those black rock formation, and people write their names with small white stones