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Spencer Beach Park

Highway 270, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Waimea
Type: Beaches
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

the beach and picnic are nice, especially for smaller kids . a lot of large scale camping goes on at this park . the last time we were there , yesterday , all the restrooms and showere were blocked off and out of service. as a unsightly alternative they have brought in port a potties . no place to change... More

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Papillion, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Scenic, picnic tables and grills available, shade available, lots of parking, free, and lifeguard. Not a bad deal for family :)

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There's a trail to the left from the second set of bathrooms that takes you about half a mile down from Spencer's to a secluded, nice sandy beach! It's really nice if you don't want a bunch of people around and the sand is soft. Not too wavy and perfect for lil ones!!! Also, there's a tiny cove of black... More

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Vancouver, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I camped here for something like 3 or 4 nights. I really enjoyed the facilities, which were clean and well maintained. Private showers! Great bathrooms! You can charge your phone in the Pavillion! Pavillon's lights are on until 10 pm! The beach is perfect for youngsters, and just humans who enjoy water in general. This place was packed with families... More

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We visited this park late in the evening and were really taken by the pretty little beach The old temple site is well worth a visit as it stands out and the size of it is really surprising There is a visitors centre although it had closed by the time we arrived The camping ground and facilities looked very appealing... More

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Huntington Beach, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a perfect location. Sand, mild surf, snorkeling, picnic area, shade, clean restrooms and no crowds. Spencer Beach is very close to the State park of Hapuna where you pay for entry. Spencer is free and superior in what it has to offer.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It is in a protected bay and the waves are tiny, not like the rest of Hawaii. The shore would be perfect for small children. The picnic area is great with big trees and lots of shade. There is a campground there too. No admission fee yet for the cars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My father took us to to this beach in Waimea after taking us to another just south of here a ways...This was a shorter walk to the beach from parking. Paved roads (rental cars cannot be off roaded), NO FEES. Plenty of shade and picnic tables during the week. Nice facilities/Bathrooms/Showers. etc. NO waves. Water was too murky for me... More

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We chose this beach because of the facilities (clean bathrooms are a godsend!). Not to mention that it's not very crowded, and has plenty of shade on too hot days. The water was nice and calm, perfect for my then 3-year-old son. Definitely the kind of beach to just hang out and enjoy the weather and the locals, and dip... More

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Bend, Oregon
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232 reviews 232 reviews
54 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

What we liked was the facilities - lits of picnic tables, shade and nice clean bathrooms and showers. OK clean beach that had been dragged to remove the monthly jellyfish swarm. Not crowded, but not very exciting either. Lots of campers around.

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