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Richardson Beach Park

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Address: 2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Very nice beach with facilities

Very nice place with some people on the beach, some swimming, some surfing, and some fishing. Very versatile and very beautiful. Some black sand beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice place with some people on the beach, some swimming, some surfing, and some fishing. Very versatile and very beautiful. Some black sand beach.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title says, one of my fave beaches in all HI. Why? Drive there is easy. Parking can usually be found on most days, and even then, it just means you might have to walk in from one way or another if there isn't a spot out front. Aside from being totally scenic, I just love that it's so... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best safe snorkeling in Hilo. 90% of time you will see a large green sea turtle either in the water or bathing on the rocks as you approach the beach area. Life guards are there to help surfers and snorkelers/swimmers. Local beach for most people that live here so be respectful to all.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sea Turtles galore! At least at high tide. Lovely spot to snorkle also and our 2 year old loved the sandy black beach and tide pools.

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WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw so many fish! Sad, the day we were there no Honu! Very easy access, nice picnic area, informative signs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw turtles in a rock pool. The most amazing thing I have ever seen. There was 5 of them. The most relaxing thing I have ever watched

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small beach park is wonderful for sunning, swimming, and, very early in the morning, meditation or yoga. It does get crowded some days or times of year, but can be a beautiful spot if you plan well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a lot of beach to sit on and catch the sun; however snorkeling was excellent. Turtles and tons of fish. Just remember to check your location as their is a nasty rock if you get out too far!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is just super, there is snorkelling, surfing, paddling, and swimming! The water is cold as you enter, because there is a cold water underground stream, but not 10-15 feet from the shore, the water warms up beautifully. The ocean is warm. This beach is black lava beach, so the sand is lava. There are lava rocks, one has... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hard to park and did not have the disc golf course advertised on a disc golf website. Could also be kept cleaner. Lots of little kids

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