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“Grassy spots and great view!”

Honoli'i Beach Park
Ranked #34 of 82 things to do in Hilo
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Owner description: Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming place.
Rhayader, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Grassy spots and great view!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

The beach is largely rocky with a grassy patch behind. We went on a Sunday and it was busy with locals. Lots of folk surfing & boogie boarding. a little too rough to swim when we were there and wasn't great for the kids but it was fun to watch the surfers and it made a nice change to sit on grass rather than rock or sand!! There are lifeguards on duty and public conveniences.

Visited January 2013
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here
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Big island surf spot”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

there aren't many surfing spots in and around Hilo. this is one worth checking out. A litle rocky but it does have lifeguards.

Visited December 2012
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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“My favorite beach on da island!”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Another lesser known gem on the East side of Hawaii. They have done an amazing job turning the beach into a family-oriented park all based on volunteer work for the most part. Great surf when it's on. Beautiful gardens in the works too. Go check 'um!

Visited January 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great waves”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Nice for a surf or to check out the waves for boarding or whatever. Locals come early in the morning but most of them are very friendly :)

Visited May 2012
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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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106 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Like a local in Hawaii, loved it!”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Great beach! Black sand, lifeguards, restrooms, and some tables, good structure! We had a great time sunbathing and watching people surfing. If it is low tide, a “river” is formed with calm water on the other side where the surfers stay, really nice to swim (but the water is too cold in that part). We could also see turtles! If the waves are great, it will be difficult to find a place to park (parking is limited on the street, which is very narrow). So, arrive early in the morning and enjoy the day. We went there in another weekend and there was a surf competition, so the area with tables was crowded. The best of this place is that it is not a touristic beach (you will not see buses parking and spreading a lot of dressed people taking photos). We met really nice Hawaiian people there. If you like to enjoy a calm place and feel like a local in Hawaii, that’s the place.

Visited November 2012
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