Site of the first extensive contact between Hawaiians and Westerners with the arrival of Captain Cook in 1779. Viewing of Hikiau Heiau, a traditional religious site, and the Captain Cook monument at a distance across Kealakekua Bay.
This side of the Kealakekua Bay Historical State Park is accessible by driving and then wandering around the small park. The snorkeling is done on the other side of the bay which is accessible by the Captain Cook Monument Trail or boat charter.
It is a nice place to visit if you are already in the area for Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge), snorkeling at Honaunau Beach, and/or the Painted Church/ St Benedict's Catholic Church which are all very good activities close by.