Ho`okena Beach Park is an ancient fishing village, as well as an olden day commercial cattle steamship pier with some remains reaching out to sea. The beach is an exotic blend of fine gray coral and white sand. Great for beginner swimmers. You can snorkel and swim with turtles, tropical fish and occasional dolphins if you go out far enough.
The park is about 45 minutes south of Kailua-Kona and tends to get busy from time to time. Overnight camping is available based on availability.