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Address: 2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Best Snorkeling & swimming beach in Hilo

safe snorkeling & swimming beach. Enjoy watching colorful fish and coral while swimming. nice shower and restroom facilites in the park

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chian H
Hilo, Hawaii

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Snorkeling was not extraordinary for the island. One of the few beaches we went to with actual sand! Showers available.

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Cleveland, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We trekked 30 minutes out of the way to go to this beach but it was not worth it. it appeared to be a beach mainly for locals and wasn't in the greatest area of town. The beach itself couldn't really be called a beach; the sandy part is super tiny. There were 3 kids digging in the sand and... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

safe snorkeling & swimming beach. Enjoy watching colorful fish and coral while swimming. nice shower and restroom facilites in the park

1 Thank Chian H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to swim or have a picnic large turtles in the area. Restrooms. Safe swimming area on the bus route

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Buderim, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quick stop whilst we were not the Hoppa Trolley Bus - lovely spot to visit and swim if you wish to. We found it a bit windy for that, but just enjoyed visiting.

1 Thank marigoldKent
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This beach is in a line of beaches and the end of the road. It has it all - protected swimming and snorkeling area, surfing for the kids, sea turtles, sandy beach area, rocks to see the wave smash on and showers to rinse off after swimming. Note that there are fresh water springs that feed into this area, so... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We were in Hilo for the day on a cruise. We stayed near town in a rental car. We went to the small beach here. Free parking. We saw numerous sea turtles swimming among folk in the clear water, and some sunning themselves on the rocks. Nice spot for a walk.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is a must see, swim and snorkel spot in Hilo. We were lucky to being staying in a condo just steps from this lagoon. It looks like a lagoon from a movie or commercial. There is parking, washrooms and outdoor showers. No fees to swim here. The water is a mix of ocean and fresh spring water. So you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Each time I am in Hilo I take a quick trip to Richardson Beach Park. Why? Itʻs beautiful. One has a different view of Hilo Town and usually there are turtles. On my most recent visit with friends from Japan, we saw many turtles and enjoyed the area very much. Itʻs a good place to go with a bit of... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Awesome snorkeling with many fish and corals. Green turtles as well! My friend saw an octopus slap a fish.

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