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“Great shore line” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laupahoehoe Beach Park

Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Laupahoehoe Point exit off Hwy. 19, Laupahoehoe, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Type: Beaches, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Parks
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Owner description: Beach park and memorial to 1946 Tsunami victims.
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great shore line”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

nice quiet park, not a beach, but great views of sea swells breaking on the shore line!! Local history is very sad and interesting!

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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“Good place to see some waves (but not get into the water)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This was one of our stops on the Hamakua Coast drive. It was a nice break point as we continued on our journey.

Main thing to see: You'll see alot of volcanic rock being hit by the big waves. It's a nice, peaceful place to hang out, walk around the rocks and see some of the waves up close. However, this area is not going to be a place where you swim as the waves are very big and it isn't a place meant for people to get into the water.

If you're driving by, I'd recommend making the stop to take a break from driving, walk around and stretch a bit before continuing on your journey.

Time - I'd recommend planning to spend 30mins - 1 hr here.

Visited April 2013
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Patchogue, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Magestic Nature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Amazing spot to safely get up close and personal with the waves crashing on the rocks. Very beautifully maintained park with history. Serene and mesmerizing to watch the water and have a picnic and you can drive right to the rocks edge for viewing.

Visited March 2013
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“Awe inspiring nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

This park is the site of a tragic tsunami that washed away many school children and their school. It is now a large park with a monument to the victims and lovely tables to use for lunch. Very rocky and majestic!

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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“A Beach Park Full of Scenery and History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The scenery here is astounding: the rugged Hamakua coastline, the beautiful blue water, and the well-manicured green spaces all make this a very eye-catching stop.

Campground facilities appeared to be quite nice!

The beach itself (there really isn't much of a sandy beach at all) is rather rocky, and the surf rather rough.

I'm not sure what it was, but it felt... different down here along the coast. Perhaps it was the fact that this was the site during the 1946 Tsunami, where many individuals (a number of young students) were swept away. A beautiful memorial monument lists those individuals' names and is a good place to stop for a moment and just reflect.

Visited November 2012
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