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Richardson Beach Park

2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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“black sand” (71 reviews)
“sea turtles” (80 reviews)
“nice beach” (22 reviews)
2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is only one word for this park, beautiful. we were lucky that there were two turtles chilling out on the beach when we were there. Note: If you are short on time, this is the park to go to. The other parks are about...More

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy the black sand and various options. Just down the road from downtown and you get to observe snorkeling, paddling, outriggers and people fishing.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is such a beautiful setting for pictures, weddings or just to relax and enjoy! We have visited it on several occasions and simply love the serine setting of it. You can go wrong by visiting this park with all of it's various settings.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for exploring, relaxing, having a picnic, or just getting outside and enjoying nature. We enjoy this park every time we visit Hilo. The grounds are kept in immaculate condition making it even more enjoyable. You are on the ocean here...More

Thank KatmaiKate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a leisurely afternoon at this lovely park right at the water's edge. We are always so appreciative of picnic tables at parks and beaches, so mahalo for providing those at this location. Sitting and watching the waves crash over the rocks was so...More

Thank Busyinnkeepers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank marchiquita
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 8 November 2017

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
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21 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