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Address: 2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Love this beach!

Great beach. Easy access for snorkeling. Protecting from big waves. Got there early no crowds. Great facilities for showering off afterwards.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great beach. Easy access for snorkeling. Protecting from big waves. Got there early no crowds. Great facilities for showering off afterwards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have snorkeled all over the Kona side but this was my first time to the Hilo side. It is different that's for sure. Easy entry over black sand which was nice. Lot of surge so you bounce around a bit and aren't sure if you are always safe. I was not real adventuresome here as signs all over say... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Best snorkeling beach in Hilo. We saw huge sea turtles and all kinds of fish. I could spend all day here.

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Joelton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I visited this park/beach in May 2015. We were on a Princess Cruise (Star Princess) to the Hawaiian Islands. Hilo was our 3rd island to visit. We didn't have a lot of time to spend there but we took the bus from the port to Richardson State Park. Wow! What a magnificent place. The waves pounding the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This place is full of local families and really gives you a feel for how important family is to the locals. They made us feel welcome, even called to us when they saw turtles or caught large crabs.

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Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went there with my husband and baby in December. The waves are very high but people there enjoyed experiencing dynamic waves.Though my son was very small he could play there very much. Unfortunately we couldn't see turtles this time, but I saw turtles there a few years ago. In addition, we could see a stupendous mountain view from there.

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Volcano, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is our go-to beach when we come to town from Volcano. If you are coming in from the cruise ship, it's the last public beach. We don't mind that it isn't too beachy as some reviewers have complained. The rocks are manageable if you take your time and pay attention. The rocks are what brings the turtles in to... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were told the this was the best beach in the Hilo area. It definatly lived up to that title. The black sand where you get into the water is cool but that is only the start. You immediately started to see fish and live coral. We swam out a bit farther and saw five different turtles, one even followed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

neat little black sand beach turtles were in the water and we had a chance to snorkel with them parking can be tough snorkeling is ok. worth a stop to access turtles on an easy snorkel

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Really nice, clean beach in Hilo. During the summer months, it gets really packed and parking is always pretty difficult.

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Address: 2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo

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