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Honoli'i Beach Park

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Address: Off Highway 19, 2 miles north of Hilo, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming...

Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming place.

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Watch surfers--beautiful surroundings

If the surf is up this is a great spot to surf or watch surfers. The park itself is nicely landscaped and cared for. The approach road is narrow for cars but a beautiful walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hilo, Hawaii
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love to come here however, the last 2 or 3 times we've made the drive from Kona it's really been a huge disappointment because of the druggies and scary people that are always here. One guy was so drunk asking for a cigarette and when we told him no we were afraid we'd be assaulted!

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Thank joani d
Hilo, Hawaii
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the surf is up this is a great spot to surf or watch surfers. The park itself is nicely landscaped and cared for. The approach road is narrow for cars but a beautiful walk with waterfalls and bridges.

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Thank HLW648
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rent a board for this beach or just go sun bath and watch the surfers get there early parking limited steep stairs but worth the effort

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Thank Suzy r
Dublin, California
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

A small beach right on the Ocean outside Hilo Bay. This place is VERY popular with local surfers. Whole families would come out and park on the hill to watch the surfers and boogyboarders. As a side note, keep going stright down the hill and around the corner and you will find yourself in a breathtakingly lush rainforest.

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Thank whereoff2nxt
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

my husband loves surfing here every time we come to BI. it is beautiful and we love watching surfers shredding out there.

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Thank emanuelleo
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This beach is not really a beach at all. Welcome to the Big Island. It is a field of scree, next to the ocean. If you can "walk" the beach and not twist your ankle, you are doing very well. We found no sea glass at the end of our walk either, where the river deposits black sand. But the... More 

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Thank GeraldWW2
Kenwood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I was disappointed that one could not reach the beach area unless you climbed over rocks after the nice walkway..or you went down a steep pathway, then over rocks. Once there it was a pleasant beach.. Not exactly Sandy but sand and rock! Good to look for glass, À turtle swam into the river area, decided he liked the ocean... More 

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Thank Jac M
Volcano, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Honoli'i Beach Park has cleaned up over the years thanks to some good community members. It is taken care of by the people that surf there. It is a stone beach at the mouth of the Honolii river so the water is sweet water with a mix of ocean and artesian springs and river water. There is a nice bathroom... More 

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Thank ArcherKelly
Buderim, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We enjoyed a day in Hilo whilst on a cruise and this was another stop in our tour of the area. Beautiful place to see on a lovely sunny day. As glorious as the rest of the area

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

When my son heard about the sea glass at this beach, of course he wanted to come and find them. Street parking, little tricky since there are lots of local surfers. Walk down the stairs and go left until you see a tall bridge above you. We found plenty of sea glass in the sand. One of the guys selling... More 

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