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Honoli'i Beach Park

Address: Off Highway 19, 2 miles north of Hilo, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Ranked #32 of 65 things to do in Hilo
Owner description: Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming place.
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Owner description: Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming place.

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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This isn't a beach for sunbathing. But it is a great beach for learning how to surf because it's relatively safe. Just be careful of the sharp rocks and always be mindful of where you are so you don't get sucked out too far. But if you are paying attention you will have a good time!

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This beach is 4 miles north of Hilo. There is not a lot of parking and is frequented by surfers. There are stairs down to the beach which are steep but quite manageable. There also are life guards on duty and bathrooms available. The beach is not large but it was not crowded any time I was there. I love... More 

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Livermore, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nice beach for surfing and boogie boarding. Locals are nice and helpful. Great spot for a picnic, either on the sand or grassy area.

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worcester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

What is anyone reviewing this ....hole for. Go get a life...lol!how can tripadvisor expect anyone to write a hundred characters about this place. I must of had a Chianti too many hence I'm now one of them...I best go and get a life!

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Virginia Beach, VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We drove the hour and 45 minutes from Kona to Honoli'i Beach to look for sea glass. Parking was on the street with the local surfers. The four of us were all very surprised to find chocolate colored water and not the pretty blue and green water found on the Kona side of the island. Unfortunately the beach consists of... More 

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Oceanside,Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful little park to just hang out and watch the surfers. Just watch out for the fire ants

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Grandview, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

limted parking but a real nice park nice grassy area with a bbq it is a little rocky and a little sand nice place to waste time and wave and people watch you can even find sea glass

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Hilo, Hawaii
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

About 40 steps to the bottom it is a hangout for the locals that like to surf. It is one of the few spots on the east side to do so. Parking is very limited as its in a residential area but you can drive through and get a few good pictures.

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California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Beautiful place for those who just want to enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian coast or catch a wave at a prime local surf spot for beginners to old pro's.

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Hilo
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A very cool beach to visit. Has a very happy vibe. Surfers, young old, male, female all having a great time. Nice grass area, interesting discoveries on the rock beach. Nice covered picnic areas. Downside is poor parking on the side of the road and maybe some thuggish looking folks just hanging out.

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