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

IIt is a small beach with black sand. Many rocks in the water but there are a lot of corals. It was nice to spend half a day there

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

IIt is a small beach with black sand. Many rocks in the water but there are a lot of corals. It was nice to spend half a day there

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English, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beach is so tiny if you put the turtles on it you wouldn't see the beach.We were not there to lounge on the beach but to see black sand and large turtles. We were not disappointed. The turtles were massive. Many people were snorkeling and said that it had been a great experience. Parking was not great but we found... More 

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montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Easy access from the road and very close to town. The actual saND beach part is very small but the sand is black sand. There is an entrance that has a sand path but it gets deep quickly and is rocky on either side of it. Many people snorkel and surf or boggie board there. Often gets quite crowded. Very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a tiny beach and only a small area to lay in the sun. Mainly volcanic rocks. Good got snorkelling and seeing turtles.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went snorkeling here with the new wife and it was great. Tons of colorful fish and we even saw a turtle. Don't let the possible rain scare you off. The waves are very manageable even if you are out of shape.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This has been our favourite Hilo snorkel spot since we first discovered it in the1980s. The outer rocks keep it pretty calm in most conditions. Entry from near the lifeguards tower is down a small black-sand cove [ all beaches on the Hilo side are black sand] Lots of tropical fish right up to where the keikis play on the... More 

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Hobart, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Richardson Beach Park has beautiful gardens, lifeguards and a beach adequate for young children and snorkelers alike. We saw 8 hawksbill sea turtles and beautiful fish while snorkeling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My hubby and two boys committed to staying in Hilo and not schlepping all over the place, so we made this beach work for a half-day of swimming. This beach is a TON of fun if you come prepared: *This is not a beachy beach. There is some black sand, but the surf is a bit wild. My 9 &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What a nice surprise in Hilo. Richardson beach has black sand and some excellent snorkeling. You go through and industrial area but once past, a great place to relax and enjoy the water.

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

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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