Sunset over A-Bay Beach Park

Relax with an unforgettable day at Anaehoomalu Bay Beach Park, or A-Bay, a captivating destination on the Big Island of Hawai’i. A-Bay is a beautiful oasis with a rich history, a long stretch of salt and pepper sand, and an array of activities that will leave an enduring imprint on your memory.

Unveiling the Allure of A-Bay Beach Park

Take a leisurely stroll along A-Bay’s crescent-shaped beach, where the turquoise waters glisten and invite you to reconnect with nature’s tranquility. Gaze out to the horizon and spot sea turtles gracefully basking on the shore, their ancient presence adding a touch of wonder to your surroundings. Walk along the Kalahuipua’a Fishponds to learn about their function and historical significance in Hawaiian history. As the sun sets, casting a golden glow over the bay, enjoy your dinner at Lava Lava Beach Club. Indulge in oceanfront dining with a laid-back vibe, creating an unforgettable culinary experience against the backdrop of A-Bay’s beautiful sunset.

Sea Turtle Resting on a Beach


Exploring the Depths of A-Bay’s Waters

Embrace the spirit of adventure by renting a stand-up paddleboard or kayak and venturing into the bay’s tranquil waters. Glide effortlessly across the surface, marveling at the underwater world teeming with vibrant marine life. The gentle currents and calm conditions make this activity suitable for all skill levels, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of A-Bay.

The calm waters and clear visibility make it a great spot for snorkeling. You can see a variety of marine life, including colorful fish, sea turtles, and even dolphins.

Here are some tips for snorkeling at A-bay beach park:

  • The best time to snorkel is during the summer months when the water is warmest.
  • The north end of the beach is usually the best area for snorkeling.
  • The water can be choppy at times which can reduce visibility, so be sure to check the conditions before you go.
  • There are no lifeguards on duty, so be sure to swim with a buddy.
  • Be respectful of marine life and do not touch or harass the animals.

Hawai’i Ocean Sports offers all the rentals you’ll need for a bay at the beach as well as snorkeling and whale watching tours. 

Unraveling the Secrets of Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve

Venture beyond A-Bay Beach Park to the nearby Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve. This sacred site boasts over 3,000 ancient petroglyphs intricately carved into lava rock. Step back in time as you explore these enigmatic symbols, offering a glimpse into the rich history and cultural heritage of the Hawaiian people.

Discovering the Legacy of Kalahuipua’a Fishponds

Enrich your understanding of Hawaiian aquaculture by visiting the Fishponds of Kalahuipua’a. These historic fishponds, once an integral part of the ancient Hawaiian sustenance system, served as a sustainable food source for Hawaiian royalty and communities. Learn about the ingenious design and traditional practices associated with these ponds, gaining insights into the cultural significance of aquaculture in Hawaiian history. Today, ongoing restoration efforts aim to preserve these fishponds as cultural and educational landmarks.

A Day Trip to Remember

Whether you choose to relax on the shore, explore the waters, or delve into the past, A-Bay offers a unique and unforgettable experience. As you watch the sunset, carry with you the memories of a day well spent, filled with moments that will continue to inspire and enrich you.

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