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Richardson Beach Park

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Address: 2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI

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Secluded & beautiful

With silky black sand, relatively easy access to the water, a lifeguard, restrooms and park area surrounded ancient fresh water fish ponds, you should have everything you need... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

With silky black sand, relatively easy access to the water, a lifeguard, restrooms and park area surrounded ancient fresh water fish ponds, you should have everything you need here for a morning or afternoon at the beach. We arrived about 2 pm on a pretty stormy day, and thought the waves were a little rough, but a number of people... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is an easy place to find, right off the road. There are several protected pools for swimming or you can jump right into the ocean. Small ponds are full of schools of fish and there are turtles which live in this area as well. A life guard is on duty if you plan on swimming in the ocean. It's... More 

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Vermontville, New York
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

South of downtown there is a string of wonderful beach parks, probably at least 6. Most have lifeguards, bathrooms, showers, fabulous views, turtles, pleasant picnic areas, swimming, snorkeling. Richardson is at the end of the line and the best known. It has rather deep black sand that is not easy to walk in because you sink in a bit. My... More 

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Kenmore, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was a great spot to introduce someone to snorkelling. The water can be a little cloudy, but the area is protected from wave action. You may also find yourself face to face with turtles! It was sunny and clear the day we visited, which is rare on the wet side of the island. It was one of the prettiest... More 

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Todos Santos, Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a nice little park with some picnic benches. It has a sheltered area for swimming. All the parks are beautiful on the east side and to be fair I only gave this three stars because their are so many parks with waterfalls and ocean view together, and this park is a little smaller than the other parks on... More 

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stopped by late one afternoon in early March, after a day looking at lava and volcanoes. It was a serene and beautiful finish to the day. It was also a bit wet, but it didn't stop us from walking around and climbing on rocks, and photographing the surf. Locals were wrapping up their day in the park, and I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The serenity of this park is beyond imaginable. We picnicked and relaxed in the sheltered coves. Loved the Hawaiian folks. Made us feel right at home. Can't say enough about this beautiful place in Paradise

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We loved this beach as had lots of fish ,few turtles,squid and coral if you swim a bit further from shore. Good for Snorkling ok for beginners. Tip: Stay away from rocks as you can get hurt if there is a strong current.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I visited here during the hop on hop off bus whilst visiting hilo. I was amazed to see green sea turtles chilling out on a rock on the beach! it was a real good experience to see them in their natural habitat! The sand is also black which is a sight to behold! if your brave take a dip but... More 

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Winnipeg
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Beautiful black sand beach, close to turtles. Great location. Spend some time and check out the amazing views.

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