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Richardson Beach Park

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

Black sand beach with calm enough waters for small children to enjoy. Suprisingly this is a good spot to go snorkeling as well. You don't have to swim out too far to see all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Timaru, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Spent a couple of hours here, as it was recommended to me as the best beach near Hilo. I was surprised by the lack of beach! The sandy area is tiny, and there's coral a few feet into the water to slip over on if you're not careful The good points are that it's free to visit, obviously popular with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Black sand beach with calm enough waters for small children to enjoy. Suprisingly this is a good spot to go snorkeling as well. You don't have to swim out too far to see all the colorful fish: manini, trigger fish, parrot fish, angel fish, tang, etc. The fish weren't too scared where you can swim up close and enjoy watching... More 

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Sierra Foothills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I visited this beach park with my sister. I plan to return for the beauty and sense of history and the strong spirituality that was powerfully present for me. p.s. I will bring water shoes the next time, and snorkel gear!

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We came on a calm, sunny day- one of few on our 10 day stay in Hilo. The water was shockingly cold at first, but with all the little kids splashing around at the entry point I couldn't chicken out. I'm very glad I didn't. This place is fantastic for safe, easy snorkeling. There are some lovely live coral reefs... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I visited this park during our honeymoon. We hoped to spot some sea turtles here but we did not see any. The park itself is very large and has a lot of great swimming areas. The scenery is absolutely spectacular!

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Des moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The black sand beach is very unique and is a perfect spot to see the most colorful fish I have every seen outside of an aquarium. We saw giant sea turtles that were swimming right along with us less than 15 feet from shore, they came so close little kids came up to them to see. It was the highlight... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Its a beautiful beach. Dark sand. Rough and pointed rocks when you enter the water. The water was cool . Amazing place to go and see. We met a tourist who took us to the futher right corner of the beach. Where we saw the most amazing sight , three big turtles swimming in a small lagoon. My kids and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a great beach in Hilo. Go early if you plan on snorkeling as the visibility is much better. Turtles sunbathe here often which is a plus. It's nice to see many families enjoying the outdoors. Bring a cooler, snacks, relax and enjoy.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went here late in the day to cool off. The beach area is nice and we swam with sea turtles that seemed a bit curious. Parking is always full!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

With silky black sand, relatively easy access to the water, a lifeguard, restrooms and park area surrounded ancient fresh water fish ponds, you should have everything you need here for a morning or afternoon at the beach. We arrived about 2 pm on a pretty stormy day, and thought the waves were a little rough, but a number of people... More 

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

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