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My Favorite Secret Beach – Manini Beach Homes

Just about anyone who lives in Hawaii has a favorite secret beach.

You would think we would keep quiet, but that Aloha Spirit has a way of loosening our tongues. So here goes.

My favorite beach is Manini Beach here in South Kona on the Big Island. Manini is a small beach—in fact that’s what the name means—set in a pebbly cove on Kealakekua Bay, where Captain Cook met his end. He, or what was left of him, is buried on a point that juts into the bay. It is also famous as a spot where many Hawaiian Chiefs are buried in the high cliffs of Ka’awaloa overlooking the bay. The bay itself is pristine, and filled with dolphins, turtles, and beautiful coral reefs with bright tropical fish.

Beach house (MLS# 228277) on Manini Beach

While boats unload tourists along the northern edge near the monument, and kayakers put to sea at the State Park, I head to the southern point where, nestled among beach houses, is the small cove known as Manini Beach. Here, away from the crowds, I can swim and snorkel in solitude.

Another Beach House (MLS# 232929) at Manini Beach

The above two neighborhood beach houses are on the market. Contact me if you would like to see one of these beach hideaways and I might even show you my favorite secret beach.

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Heidi White

May 29, 2010

Nice location Erik! Wow and if you like to surf that photo shows ‘Manini Left’s’ Well known secret surf spot with the locals only! But you are right, there is aloha here!

Heidi White

May 29, 2010

Nice location Erik! Wow and if you like to surf that photo shows ‘Manini Left’s’ Well known secret surf spot with the locals only! But you are right, there is aloha here!

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