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Richardson Beach Park

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Address: 2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Black Sand, 80 degree water and snorkeling with sea turtles.

This beach is a little hard to get to but worth the drive. You drive through the industrial district, a residential district and finally into a motel area. When you get there the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
HawaiiDaveJr
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Long Beach, Washington

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Long Beach, Washington
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is a little hard to get to but worth the drive. You drive through the industrial district, a residential district and finally into a motel area. When you get there the parking lot holds 40 cars or so. You can also park on the street. The first thing you find is the restroom and the outside shower. Then... More 

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Thank HawaiiDaveJr
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cruisy area, just down the road from Kens pancake house. Clear tidal pools, some accesses to beaches, token snorkeling.

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Thank Julie E
Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach for the family. A short drive from Hilo, plenty of parking. Some snorkeling is also available. Can get busy.

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Thank gail8789
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can swim, snorkel, climb the rocks, watch the turtles, pic nick, or lay in the sun all in one day in this lovely spot. Good parking, bathrooms, and shower and Life guard on duty. Note that the parking can fill up early in the day. Black Sand beach is great, view is lovely. Tour buses do stop by, but... More 

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Thank Sullianeh
Winnipeg, Canada
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few spots in the area that can be called a beach, at least a small area anyway. Well maintained grounds, nice place for a sight seeing walk. The odd turtle comes ashore, cool to see them.

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Thank Denis2727
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Park at the end of the beach road. Great for running. Nice local character. Don't know about the on-site Police station, though.

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Thank BlueHenFlyer
San Diego
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little tricky to negotiate the rocks, but we got visited by turtles a couple of times! Very cool! Go past the community building and there is a sandy spot with easy access to the water.

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Thank sandyflowers
Hawaii
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here you will find a variety of places to relax and enjoy the ocean. The shoreline is enhanced by natural spring water that creates brackish water that is calm and safe. The black sandy beach was a little small, but the snorkeling here is wonderful for kids. We happened to witness a turtle rescue and release here while visiting. There... More 

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Thank Wendy D
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must to enjoy! Allow at least 30 minutes, but you can spend all day there. This is a good place for a day of leisure.

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Sortland, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here on multiple occasions now and it is always something new to see here. If you are very lucky, you will see sea turtles and munk seals here.

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