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2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed 18 August 2019

Just a few miles west of downtown is this spacious ocean park - with several coves, rocky promontories and grassy park grounds to have a picnic, wade in the water or climb around on the rocks. There are also some small tidepools, perfect for kids...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Prentiss P
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

we did not see any turtles, but the fish and coral were amazing! the coral here is the brightest we saw all over bug island

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 August 2019

Very close to the city and enjoyable place for all ages. Enjoy some shade and have a picnic. Hilo has a rocky coastline but this gives you a place to swim. Kona side of the Island have the big beach available.At least this is here...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Cruiser527039
Reviewed 7 August 2019

This was a lovely area--very tropical looking. The waves were quite rough on this day, but it added to the beauty. Nice area to spend some time viewing the scenery. The black sand was a drawing point for our visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vonnie J
Reviewed 1 August 2019

The Park is very well kept. Plenty of room for showering. Picnic grounds are safe, close to local citizens who use the them for all kinds of activities. Very pleased with the quality of services. Rental options too. Parking is free. We really enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank happy4travel
Reviewed 16 July 2019

I enjoyed a SCUBA dive right from the shore at Richardson Beach Park. It's not too crowded, and seems to be mostly used by locals, which is nice! Parking was not a problem at all. The water can get a little rough when you get...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank weareSEBC
Reviewed 14 July 2019

This is a nice park with showers and facilities and picnic tables. The beach is not huge, but a neat area to snorkel and explore. The volcanic rock provides an environment for tropical fish and turtles to hang out making snorkeling fun without having to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank LMRlovestotravel
Reviewed 3 July 2019

We went to Carlsmith first, didn't stay too long. Wanted to see a black sand beach and this was close. Lots of people snorkeling, we didn't do that. We just floated in the surf, which was nice and calm. not much beach and was somewhat...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ShellSch
Reviewed 30 June 2019

We headed south of Hilo to Richardson's Beach to see one of the Big Island's famed black sand beaches. A historic house from the 1920s is Richardson's Ocean Center and the beach is a pubic park with lifeguards on duty. It contains a marine conservation...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tcampbell210
Reviewed 25 May 2019 via mobile

A black sand beach with toilets, shower, picnic area and life guards. There is a small Bay Area along side life guards that you can enter for snorkelling, pretty fresh and a strong current but there’s some good snorkelling with a variety of fishes to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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20 August 2018|
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Response from bigislandcomputers | Reviewed this property |
Not far and yes but they are about 45-60 minutes away by car. Kaimu has one you can hike to but it's no good for swimming, although it does have a bar and food and if you go Wednesday nights there is a big market and live... More
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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.