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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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Not accessible, no sea glass . . . but very cool.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
GeraldWW2
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Bethesda, Maryland

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Bethesda, Maryland
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
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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74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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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414 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 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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Thank marigoldKent
Los Angeles, CA
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Kaismommy
Honolulu
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Hilo's premier surf spot is beautiful and has a lifeguard and, often, sand. There's bathrooms, several surf breaks and, on the left, a river meets the sea. The river is nearly always calm and offers safe swimming. The lifeguard can also advise about currents, waves, etc. Bring body boards and have a fun surf adventure.

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Thank VisitingHawaiian
Hilo, HI
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is the best surfing spot in the Hilo area. It is down a narrow road with limited parking but it is worth it. If you are not going to surf, it is a beautiful place to look at and check out the waves.

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Thank Cyberandy
Mesa, Arizona
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What a beautiful beach! Lots of surfers and good waves. Getting here is a little confusing and parking can be a problem, but it is worth the trouble to visit!

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Papaikou, Hawaii
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The surf spot of the East Side for sure. The river comes into the ocean here, so watch the tide. Mostly surfers here, not really a beach to lounge on...large pebbles too...ouch on the feet.

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Thank gardengirl54
Laramie, Wyoming
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

There IS seaglass to be found. Go down the stairs and turn left. Walk towards where the river meets the ocean. It is rocky and unstable but worth it. Once you get to the bend, move around rocks and dirt and you will find a lot. We were there after 3pm and the area was shaded and there was a... More 

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