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Richardson Beach Park

2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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“sea turtles” (80 reviews)
“nice beach” (22 reviews)
2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed yesterday

Located just beyond downtown Hilo and on the Bay, this park is a lovely spot for a morning or afternoon walk.

Thank marchiquita
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful beaches on the island! Beautiful views of the open ocean with crashing waves, as well as numerous protected spots for wading and swimming in the refreshing, but not cold water. Lots of sunning on the beach going on too. The...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really neat spot for snorkelling and hanging out!! We climbed on the rocks and walked through the more shallow/calm waters. It isn't a huge area but really unique and lots of fish to see.

Thank Reneewiseone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place. Hawaii has done great with this park by allowing the water to flow in and back out into the bay. Again, close to airport. Someone told me it was 40 minutes away from airport, turned out to be down the street AND HE...More

1  Thank 391kls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come here usually when I come home, love this park and the area has food and such to the side of the hotel if you just want to spend the day with the family at the beach :)

Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a large area of beaches but the locals make it exceedingly clear that you are not welcome anywhere except a tiny triangular area that they press all the tourists into. I would never go back!

Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed snorkeling this beach 2 years ago. Saw lots of fish and turtles. When we were there a couple weeks ago surf was too high. Still enjoyed watching waves crashing.

Thank Homerj64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That's what my experience. Hilo had very strong winds and raining pouring when I decided to visit this park. I had snorkel gear and a rain coat, so I was prepared for any weather. I found this little washed up area will calmer waters and...More

Thank Bobby K
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This are has super easy entry into the water, steps down. Good for snorkeling, very calm water. There is not much of a sand beach, mostly lava rock, but plenty of shade is you get there early.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 7 October 2017

There's a life guard. Ask him where to swim, what to avoid and where the fish hang. He knows and can help. Otherwise enjoy a lovely beach with a reef system and tons of fish. There's a shower and bathrooms, plus a remote police station.

Thank Krystal D
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22 March 2017|
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Response from 421Chaz | Reviewed this property |
Folks bring their own without any hastle. Pick one up at the nearby Walmart. I did not notice any public barbie stuff.
21 August 2016|
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Response from dmg654 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the first two answers above. You don't need to worry about a tour bus, the local bus does run there, but not on Sundays. Just look up the bus schedule online. Or when you get to Hilo you can call the bus company... More