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Richardson Beach Park

2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #7 of 39 attractions in Hilo
Type: Beaches
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Managua, Nicaragua
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a typical lie-in-the-sun party beach, this is not the place. this is very local feeling and is diverse in terms of micro-environments. If a beach is defined by 'sand' then there isn't much beach here but its a great spot to have an interesting and different sort of shoreline experience. there is some sand but... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was the best beach in the Hilo area. Absolutely beautiful. Take a walk over the rocks and you might see dolphins swimming, along with many fish in small pools of water. Or just lay out on the black sand and do some snorkeling. Lots of life in this beach area.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very nice for huuugggeeee sea turtles! I didnt swim because of the temperature, but it didnt look very good for it anyways.

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
43 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I went to Richardson to swim with the turtles. It was closed due to extermination of fire ants. I tried again the following week. The water was too rough to go in but you could see lots of turtles from the shore. Even with the rough water the locals were brave enough to go in. I recommend a waterproof or... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The snorkeling was very good - from small eel to sea turtles, and lots of varieties of fish and coral, and gentle currents. The site is so varied and interesting, with the old lava flows and rocks, and various natural pools you can swim in, in addition to the larger swimming areas. Amazing to have such a beautiful place as... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This beach reminds me of " from here to eternity "!!! One of those beaches you take your beloved to sit and stare @ sunset and talk about the future and how much you love each other. Walk in the sand hand in hand, kick the sand. Showers are available outside Island feel is the tables sitting 6 persons..perfect for... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great place to snorkel. I almost ran into a Sea Turtle, litterally just one foot away when I dove into the water, quite the experience. Nice, clean, quiet beach.

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Camarillo, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Beautiful beach park with good snorkeling. We saw 3 turtles in the hour we were there. Bring beach/water shoes for the rocky beach entrance.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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31 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Richardson Beach Park is at the end of Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo. The entire shoreline in that area is rocky, but there is a fairly large patch of black sand at this park. Folks also hang out all over the rocks. Some surf and snorkel. Didn't see any turtles on the sand but we heard folks say they saw... More

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Midland Park, New Jersey
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Black sand beach, shady areas, bathrooms and an outside shower. Great place to go snorkeling, lots of colorful fish,and the sea turtles swim right up to the rocks. Spinner dolphin jumping out of the water in the bay. Mongoose were running around-fun to see. The view of the water crashing on the rocks is worth climbing over the lava rock... More

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