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Keokea Bay ("The Sound of White Caps")
Rugged Keokea Bay is a picturesque and somewhat secluded spot on the Big Island's north shore. It is the only coastal park in the area and while there is no sand beach, it is one of the regions' prettiest parks, where you can view huge rollers crashing onto a rocky beach in a lush green cove.
Most water activities are discouraged as there is year around high surf but a lava rock breakwater forms a nice protected cove for kids to splash around in. This gorgeous, rugged, picturesque coastline can be enjoyed from a hilltop shelter. This is a spot where you can relax and take in majestic views.
When exploring the North Kohala area, spend the night at the camp here or stop by for the afternoon, relax, and have a picnic. Facilities are good as there are restrooms, sinks with running water, a pavilion, showers, drinking water, fire pits and a picnic area. The park receives few visitors and little use during the week. Locals are familiar with the area though, so it does get busier on the weekends.
The world famous North Kohala valleys are only a short distance away with their spectacular cliffs and waterfalls. The northern reaches of Hawaii are the sites of early Hawiian culture. Be sure to visit Parker Ranch, at one time the biggest cattle ranch in the world, and don't miss Waipio valley for a journey into Hawaiian beauty as you've never seen before.
4x4 Jeep tours, horseback riding or mule drawn wagon rides are one great way to see this area. Rent an RV from Island RV Tours when touring here and they will also arrange 4x4 Jeep tours, horseback riding or mule drawn wagon rides at a discount.
For details on the camp visit: http://www.hawaii-county.com/parks/keokea.htm
Things to do & Highlights
Vist the North Kohala valleys
Take a dip in the area protected by the rocky breakwater
N.E. a road that goes off highway 270, 4 1/2 miles E. of the town of Kapa’au.
Have a picnic and take in the gorgeous surroundings.