Hookena Beach Park Overview
Located South of Kailua-Kona, on the west side of the Big Island, Hookena Beach Park is a favorite to locals. Due to community efforts and management, Hookena Beach Park is regarded as one of the island’s best beaches for camping, swimming, snorkeling and boogie boarding.
Set at the northern end of Kauhako Bay, Hookena Beach is bordered by sea cliffs. Its beach is comprised of fine fragments of black and white sand.There is good snorkeling on both ends of the beach and good swimming on the south end, where the bottom is sandier.
During the 1880’s Hookena Beach Park, was an important inter-island steamship mooring site progressing into a busy trading village, with a wharf, school, courthouse, livery stable and even jail. With the advancement of cars and trucks, the inter-island steamers became obsolete. Later in the 1930’s when storms and high surf destroyed the landing at Hookena, many villagers moved away from the unpredictable shoreline and settled upland for better highway Share