The beach is rather rocky but has a ramp for those with limited mobilty. There is usually space to spread out a beach towel and enjoy the sun.
The bay is still used today by surfers, with a surf school across the street from the ancient canoe landing. The area around the bay was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
The parking lot is open 7am - 11pm, and lifeguards are on duty during limited hours.
The Kohala Center sponsors a program called ReefTeach to educate visitors about the preservation of the bay, and has produced some educational videos on the history of the area. An educational festival called the Ocean Fair is held here as part of the Kona Earth Festival, associated with Earth DayThe hotel is now called the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort.] Two more Heiaus on this point are being reconstructed. Directly south of this point is another historic area, Keauhou Bay.