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Spencer Beach Park

Address: Highway 270, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Waimea
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Queen Charlotte
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193 reviews 193 reviews
30 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Don't come here for the beach! The water tends to be the murkiest on this coast, and the beach itself isn't too thrilling. It is, however, a good spot for a picnic after walking around the adjoining archaeological park.

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Kamuela. HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Local style with lots of shade trees and whales jumping while you also may see snow on Mauna Kea. You can camp and bar- b-q here or have a party in the pavilion right on the Oceans' edge. Snorkeling is great seeing honu (turtles) the sea is calm and a good place for children to safely play and swim. You... More

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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
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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46 helpful votes 46 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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Kamloops
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4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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