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Kailua-Kona in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Niumalu Beach / Kailua Bay

 
 
Niumalu Beach / Kailua Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2017
1. Niumalu Beach / Kailua Bay Marker
Photo Captions: (left) Yellow Tang; (right) Spiny Wana.
Inscription. Niumalu Beach
Once a hub for canoeing, water gathering and some shipping, the fancy beach at Niumalu (lit. shade of the coconut tree), commonly known as Kanuha Beach, is sheltered by a sea wall that has protected beach-goers of over 100 years. To the left of Hulihe'e Palace is Huihā, a challenging surfbreak that requires skill and local knowledge. A smooth pāhoehoe lava outcropping at the base of the seawall is named for Ali'inui (High Chief) 'Umi-a-Liloa. 'Umi established a royal residence and increased food production in coastal fishponds and upslope cultivated lands of the Kona Field System.

Kailua Bay
Named for the two currents that run through the bay, Kailua Bay is a favorite locale for fishing and ocean recreation. Freshwater that has made its way through porous underground rock from Mount Hualālai to the sea nourishes unique algal and fish communities. Take care to never touch or stand on the reef. Many reef organisms have formidable spines and sharp edges. Keep hands and feet off the reef - and eyes open to its beauty.
 
Location. 19° 38.388′ N, 155° 59.688′ W. Marker is in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is on Ali'i Drive near Liana Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
Niumalu Beach, Kailua Bay and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2017
2. Niumalu Beach, Kailua Bay and Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 755699 Ali'i Drive, Kailua Kona HI 96740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hulihe‘e Palace / Moku‘aikaua Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Hawaiian Christian (about 300 feet away); Hulihe‘e Palace (about 400 feet away); Kamakahonu (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ahu'ena Heiau (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kamakahonu / Kailua Pier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Honokohau Settlement (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ala Mauka Makai (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kailua-Kona.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Kailua Bay Seawall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2017
3. Kailua Bay Seawall
Kailua Bay Seawall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2017
4. Kailua Bay Seawall
Kailua Bay Seawall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2017
5. Kailua Bay Seawall
Official swim start and run finish Ironman Triathlon World Championship

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 25, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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