A small swell pushes waves onto a’a lava on the Big Island’s Kona Coast, throwing a white mist into the air. Just across from Keauhou Bay, you will find hints of what the Big Island is well-known for…black sand beaches and fields of recent lava flows that dominate some areas.
You will also find nice ocean access and beautifully clear waters for paddling, diving, and fishing. There are no permanent rivers on this side of the island, which helps account for the ocean clarity–a lack of sand and lava-filtered water lead to 100+ foot underwater visibility.
Back mauka (up the hill), palm trees grace the shoreline along with long fields of green grass put in place by the Kona Country Club golf course. All-in-all this spot is a fine place to watch sunset in Hawaii.