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Richardson Beach Park

2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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“black sand” (69 reviews)
“sea turtles” (79 reviews)
“nice beach” (22 reviews)
2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to snorkel there. It looked very much like a lot of other spots, but there were a lot more tropical fish there than most other places. We were not disappointed. Good restrooms/changing rooms. We will return.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this park/beach while in Hilo. There was plenty of shade and swimming to be had. You may even catch a glimpse of sea turtles!

Thank sirubens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a nice beach to visit on the Hilo side of the island. This one has a path that makes getting into the bay to swim easy and lots of grassy areas for lounging and hanging out on.

Thank smcrawford38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There really is not much of a beach here, just a very small patch of sand, but we did not go here for the beach but rather for the chance to snorkel. We were not disappointed as we got to see a lot of fish...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Cold water. No real beach. Hawaii is not Florida when it comes to the beach. Could not get in water in August...too cold. No turtles. Not sure why it is called a beach. No sand...really..rocks.

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

we really enjoyed the beauty and diversity of this beach.........interesting ponds and then the coastline is beautiful...lots of sea life all around this park and great picturesque views....but if you expect a sandy beach ...this is NOT your place

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 6 August 2017

While perhaps a good beach on the Hilo side of the island, there are much prettier beaches within an hour of Richardson.

1  Thank slp9700
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed across the street from this park. Grandkids kayaked, fished, and swam at this beautiful park.

Thank Mary Ellen F
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Very pretty beach park. Get there early to find pArking. Quiet, lifeguard. Nice snorkeling. Few amenities.

Thank mdgipsy
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Done near the end of our tour. Great phot opportunity. Black sand beach, seals and turtles. Beautiful landscape. Tranquil and picture perfect. A short stop over but a very nice one.

Thank moother
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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