Kolekole Beach Park campground is a Hawaii County Park, that offers beach front camping surrounded by 100 foot high canyon walls. Kolekole Beach Park is nearby the famous Akaka Falls, which feeds Kolekole Stream that runs alongside the campground. The campground is a large open grass area situated on a pebble sand beach, under the 100 foot tall Hawaii State Route 19 bridge that towers above the campground.

Kolekole Beach Park campground has access to bathrooms and a large common area located under a roof where campers often gather and share stories.

Kolekole Beach Park – Bottom Line

Kolekole Beach Park is a great beach campsite on the amazing Big Island of Hawaii, in the middle of the Pacific ocean. The campground offers beautiful scenery, especially when it rains, which does often on the northeast facing side of the island; you can see awesome storms as they come in from the ocean. The campground itself is not much, largely just an open grass area without designated campsites, where you can pitch your tent and stare at the ocean.

One of the campground’s best features is the community ramada where the campers gather to exchange stories about their camping journey and where the are off to next. While we love this sense of community, we have heard stories about campers being assaulted in their tents and while milling around the campground. Largely the assailants are after possessions and cars and see the unprotected tent campers as an easy mark. These incidents seem to be the exception, not the rule, and should not discourage you from camping at Kolekole Beach Park.

Kolekole Beach Park Campground Features

Campground Type: Dispersed
Number of Campsites: 45 Campsites
Cost: $5/Night/Adult
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed:  
Fire Rings: Some fire rings available, not 1 per campsite
Drinking Water: No
Toilets: Yes
Showers: No
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: No
Beach/Lake Access: Yes
RV/Trailer Length: None
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year round

Getting There

Address: Mamalahoa Hwy, Honomu, HI 96728
Geo Coordinates: 19.882188,-155.119519
Nearest City/Town: Honomu, Hawaii
Elevation: 10 Feet
Location: Big Island, Hawaii
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 12 miles to Honomu, Hawaii
Directions: From Hilo, take Hwy.19 north and watch for a sign immediately after passing Akaka Falls turnoff.From Kona, take Hwy. 190 north to Waimea, then Hwy. 19 east through Honoka’a. After the town of Laupahoehoe, watch for a sign, about 10.5 miles.


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Reservations: Hawaii County Parks

When To Go

Anytime – Since the campground is rarely at full capacity and the temperature is moderate and does not fluctuate in either direction, there is not a best time of year to go to Kolekole Beach Park. Please keep in mind that rain in unpredictable on this side of the island and it is often rainy.

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What To Do

Go visit Akaka Falls which offers a self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the 442 foot high Akaka Falls.

Image Credits: Justin Wilson

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