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Richardson Beach Park

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Address: 2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Nice place and you can see turtles

A nice park but with very limited parking or beach areas. Bring reef shoes if you have them as well and don't expect to go for a big swim or play in white sand (it is black... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice park but with very limited parking or beach areas. Bring reef shoes if you have them as well and don't expect to go for a big swim or play in white sand (it is black)! Nice views though and we did see a turtle so we enjoyed our visit immensely and spent about 2 hours here.

Thank MPW_Oz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park was quite gorgeous! It was right on the beach and there were beautiful cove areas with black and green sand. There were also plenty of gigantic palm trees. So many wonderful picture taking opportunities!

Thank TravelRobs
Orchards, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Richardson Beach is located at the end of a semi-industrial street with several beaches to stop at. There isn't much of a beach, but more rocky tide pools with great coral and tropical fish. Clean restrooms and showers are available, and a few eash steps down to the water.

Thank Mark D
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s worth coming here just for the novelty value of seeing black sand; whilst not particularly attractive for sunbathing in, there’s just something brilliantly weird about it. However there’s more to the park than the small amount of sand – the extensive lava rock formations allow for some huge rock pools, the largest of which can contain sea turtles –... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great beach but bring water shoes! It is very rocky and the surf will toss you around a bit. But bring your snorkel there is a TON to see. Be ready for crowds.

Thank Sabra W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This area is very family friendly, and there's a whole series of tide pools around Richardson's. I appreciated the lifeguard patrolling the area. Kids were having a great time. I struggled with walking in the tide pools, as the rocks go from shallow to deep all over the place. We did have fun floating around in the water - it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a beautiful place to visit. The canals and streams that come off the ocean have some beautiful fish in them. Very peaceful setting with great ocean views.

Thank jerdc
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous park!!! Sea turtles,rocks to climb on, a little lagoon area. This was a great stop. That being said do not take a taxi here. It was really hard to get a taxi back to the harbor. The hop on hop off does stop here though. There is shade, but no place to buy food or drinks. Ask the lifeguard... More 

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Sun City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I went to this park on Monday morning, Memorial Day comma for a couple of hours before going to visit a gal pal up on the North Coast. This was yet another beautiful and well-maintained Park. There are safe places for children to play and swim and wonderful places for us adults to park ourselved under the trees. I would... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I liked that the black-sand beach at this park is small and wasn't at all crowded. I don't consider myself to be a "beach person" (a person who enjoys lying in the sand soaking up the sun's rays and going for long walks along a sandy shore) so perhaps "beach people" wouldn't enjoy this park. It was drizzling during my... More 

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