78-6740 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, USA
Keauhou Beach Kailua-Kona Reviews
Nov 13, 2007
We walked along the paved path of the Keahou Beach: on one side was the amazing ocean and on the other were amazing homes. We heard that they were owned by celebraties like Tiger Woods and Cameron Diaz. Who knows... The houses were pretty well hidden from walkers on the path by a large lava wall. It wasn't offensive to see the wall and it did offer the homes some privacy.
One mile down the path was a small restaurant. We walked past it onto a bridge. We could look down into the water and see the fish that were being raised. They were about 12 to 18 inches long. We couldn't believe how huge and fat they were. They were being raised in one of the restored Hawaiian fish ponds. It was great to see how well they were doing...
The beach path had access to a beach by the restaurant. Most of the path followed the lava beach. It was not permitted to leave the path as it was an ancient archeological site. The site contained the waiulu which is red lava with cracks and caves which contained potable water. They were considered sacred and ritually protected.
The area also had the ala loa which is the sacred path. The path linked settlement areas. It linked from kealakekua bay to kawaihae. The path was also (one section) where a processional at night honored deceased spirts. Signs requested walkers not to disturb the rocks on the sides of the path.
When we walked back we walked to a beach that was close to the parking lot ... there were quite a few turtles sunning themselves. We got some great shots.
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