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Loved hanging out here during sunset. The beach is grey sand and you can camp. private so you need... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Surfers and Sea Turtles!

Nice afternoon spot to relax in the shade and watch the surfers. Then you will realize you are... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
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Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming place.
180 Kahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2207
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Loved hanging out here during sunset. The beach is grey sand and you can camp. private so you need to pay on their site for camping

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Crys25116
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is a great beach for learning paddleboarding, surfing or boogie boarding, because this beach has great wave action and features a relatively calm, river/tide pool. We saw several parents teaching their small children - what we were told is a quintessential part of a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Betty08WhiteRock_BC
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Nice afternoon spot to relax in the shade and watch the surfers. Then you will realize you are also seeing the occasional flippers and heads of sea turtles bobbing up and down closer to shore. Narrow road and parking can be difficult but worth it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank katmai8
Reviewed April 10, 2018

The beach is a short distance north of Hilo. It’s not really a beach, quite rocky, but the grassy area under the trees is nice for a picnic. This is where the surfers hang out. To get to this beach we turned right off #19...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank jgluv2travel
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

We were able to observe a large number of surfers during high tide. Very close to downtown Hill. It was enjoyable to take in the vibe.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

interesting spot to watch the locals surf here........parking is horrible and road narrow to get in and out.......pretty backdrop

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Hibby922
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Nice surf break close to Hilo. Saw quite a few turtles very close into the shore. This place is just for surfing and boogie boarding if you at least an intermediate boarder. There is no beach, it is all lave rocks. The parking is pretty...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank E P
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

This place was clean breath taking the surfers are mostly locals so it is fun to watch and listen also the turtles are so amazing to watch love this spot for hanging out bring a chair sit on the grass and enjoy the view🌴

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Lehia27
Reviewed June 16, 2017

This beach park is a great spot to check out the surfers or look for the turtles swimming in the area. The river is beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ZenPirate
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

The view is magnificent - a great place for photos due to the view and the fact that it is a popular surfing 🏄 spot. Well worth a visit and the drive to reach it is worth the trip as well.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Sibba R
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Response from LJZS | Reviewed this property |
I am not a surfer, but Honoli’i Beach Park near Hilo on the Big Island is a popular spot for surfers. I was there a couple of times during my visit in May and enjoyed watching and photographing the surfers. As others have... More