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

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Richardson State park

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The black sand is very hot, and there's not much beachfront. Bring towels and shoes to navigate the lava rocks. The ager is beautiful, but it's not a traditional beach.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a beautiful beach with lots of pretty fish to see if you snorkel, but there are rough rocks that might cut your feet. Be sure to wear foot protection, if you swim here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This beach has a verity of activities. There is snorkeling off shore, hiking the shoreline, picnicking, swimming off a black sand beach and just sitting on the rocks listening to the wave. Showers are available and there are lifeguards on duty.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Richardson's is a great beach! It's the last of a string of beaches accessible just outside of downtown Hilo. One of the things I like most about it was the facilities. Great bathrooms, placed to picnic, showers, etc. There are shaded spots and sunny spots for beach chairs. While I'm not into it, there were lots of folks swimming, surfing... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Love this park. I went there with my mom a handful of times this last January and had a blast. On a clear day we saw whales, and one of the days we were there a Monk Seal was hanging out on the beach. Great place for a family stop in.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Watched the sunset over Hilo and it was GORGEOUS! A nice family beach with a wading area, overlooks the bay! GORGEOUS!

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