We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Isaac Hale Beach Park

Is this your business?
Review Highlights
Snorkeling at the boat ramp

It's great to have family living on the island because they took us to places we normally might not... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
Oregon City, Oregon
Watch the surfers

Pretty palm lined lava rock bay. Jet ski towed a surfer out so I️t was like wake boarding... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
via mobile
Read all 137 reviews
All photos (78)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“boat ramp”(21 reviews)
“small waves”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
13-101 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-961-8311
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Pahoa
from $223.96
More Info
from $176.04
More Info
from $186.46
More Info
from $99.79
More Info
Reviews (137)
Filter reviews
126 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsboat rampsmall wavespaddle boardinghot springslane roadrocky lavalaunch sitelava toursafe placebathroom facilitiesocean viewout of the wayon the rocksfishbig islandwarm watersurfing
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 126 reviews
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Great scenery, all of the spots are so unique. Really enjoyed watching the waves come crashing in. Enjoyed walking around the area and watching the ocean.

Thank RonInKelowna
Reviewed March 31, 2018

I wouldn't suggest making a journey here, but if traveling along Hwy 132, which is well worth the excursion if you have the time, this park offers good restrooms, picnic tables and nice views of the surf.

Thank wvlivingston
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Camped here on a Friday while driving around the island. Got a permit last minute. The ocean views were nice and there's a nice lawn with picnic tables to pitch your tent. Feral cat colony but they didn't bother us other than jumping into the...More

Thank spomer1977
Reviewed January 24, 2018

It's great to have family living on the island because they took us to places we normally might not have found. It's pretty popular to snorkel at the boat ramp -- you just have to move aside when a boat comes through! But it was...More

Thank Nocilantro52
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Pretty palm lined lava rock bay. Jet ski towed a surfer out so I️t was like wake boarding. Thought he would bring him in to catch the shore surf but gave up before that happened

Thank bestatthebeach
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Small park but beautiful views. It's fun to watch the waves and people paddle boarding and surfing. Pack a lunch and make it a relaxing outing.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Went down here to catch the lava tour, spent the day and so glad I did. Had a snorkle and a soak in the hot springs. A good safe place to snorkle with the kids, or round the corner to body board or surf.

Thank Kate C
Reviewed October 29, 2017

The last couple of miles to reach this park are on a one-way road but it wasn't hard to pull over and let oncoming cars pass. It was a rainy day when I went and the surf was up which made for beautiful waves to...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed October 21, 2017

It's the only harbor for miles, and way off the main road, but the only place to launch a boat for miles.

1  Thank rich764
Reviewed September 24, 2017

A good surfbreak, but not much to offer for swimmers. Obviously popular with locals, partly due to the lack of beaches available. Lots and lots of rocky shorefronts in the area.

Thank timo167
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
April 6, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from parkerkr2017 |
The correct pronunciation is "ha-lay". I contacted the Hawai'i Visitors Bureau for clarification. They replied "The park is named in honor of Isaac K. Hale. During the Korean War, Hale served in the United States Army's... More