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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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Good Snorkeling

We were staying in Hilo and wanted to snorkel before heading to Volcano's National Park for the day/night. The "beach" itself is not big at all - more of an entry/exit point into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Warrenville, IL
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Warrenville, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying in Hilo and wanted to snorkel before heading to Volcano's National Park for the day/night. The "beach" itself is not big at all - more of an entry/exit point into the water. But once in - there was good snorkeling in all directions. One of us snorkeled while the other held the keys/watched the belongings. It was... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The black sand with lava rocks create a beautiful beach. The sea turtles enjoy the pools among the rugged rocks.

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely local beach for swimming, snorkeling, and exploring. Small, but has lifeguards so it's a nice beach for tourists who want to get in the water.

Thank janahn875
Colorado Spring
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a park that is very popular with the locals. There is not a huge "beach" but they do have a lifeguard and it appeared that there were people snorkeling there as well when we visited.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and peaceful place to visit in the morning. Didn't get to see any turtles or dolphins although we were there quite early in the morning. However, we did enjoy the scenery, though.

Thank shedee
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we didn't have as much time here as we would have liked due to the rain. But still was worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off at Richardsons from the Hoppa on Hoppa off bus service and spent a couple of hours swimming and sun baking. The water was great and the beach and park quite beautiful. The black sand was different for us Aussies used to golden sandy beaches but it was a good and relaxing experience for us.

3 Thank Chris C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 August 22, 2016

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 August 22, 2016

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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