Take in sunset views and snorkel  Two Step Beach

Honaunau Bay Beach – also called “Two Step Beach” by locals – is a popular destination on the Big Island for snorkeling, fishing and sunset-watching.


It’s next to a popular Big Island attraction that’s also worth checking out: the Place of Refuge. (aka Pu’uhonua O Honaunau Park)

Snorkel “Two Step” Beach

People rave about snorkeling at nearby Captain Cook Beach, but getting there involves a hike or a boat ride. Two Step Beach is a great alternative. It’s not usually crowded, especially in the morning.

Plenty of fish, coral and sea turtles swim in the crystal clear ~80 degree water.



There’s a boat ramp that provides a gradual entrance to a shallow snorkel site. More experienced snorkelers can walk along the edge of rough lava rock to enter a deeper section. This entrance has “two steps” – giving the beach the same name.



Learn more about visiting Honaunau Bay or check out another unique snorkel adventure, swimming with manta rays at night. (it’s amazing!!)

Hungry after this adventure? Head to Kona Brewery.

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