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Carlsmith Beach Park

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Knowing where you are

Going to Carlsmith Beach was one major highlight during our cruise to Hawaii. From lava rock... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Nice beach in Hilo

This doesn't look like a great beach from the shoreline, but is quite nice swimming once you manage... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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1815 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4917
+1 808-961-8311
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Going to Carlsmith Beach was one major highlight during our cruise to Hawaii. From lava rock jutting out of the water, to waves breaking a few meters away to sandy bottom. We knew this beach could only belong to Hawaii and we loved every moment...More

Thank UlysseG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This doesn't look like a great beach from the shoreline, but is quite nice swimming once you manage to get out into the water (which itself is not easy) where there is plenty of white sand. Even so, I recommend water shoes, as there are...More

1  Thank abattenhouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most amazingly beautiful spot. It doesn't look like much from the parking lot but the color of the water and the white sand bottom of this lagoon and bay are simply other worldly. Follow the trail behind the hotel and you will...More

1  Thank webwahine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just loved this beach! Hilo doesnt have the best beaches as compared to Kona, but this was my favorite on the east side. Got to see turtles as well!

Thank Marc P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about how beautiful this beach is. There is a perfect grassy area to picnic and then into the water right from the rocks. there little paths off the main trail that take into the water, which was great for my 3...More

Thank Southern_Fried_CG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in Kona but visited this park after reading reviews. I was so happy I did, because it turned out being my favorite area on the island, due to its sheer beauty and local feel. I didn’t get in the water so I cannot...More

1  Thank TawnyLeann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the most peaceful experience going in the water with turtles and there were no crowds. The water was all shades of blue and sand bar huge and waves crashing in the distance was the best place for a dip. Water was warm with...More

Thank lanicopip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little primeval, a little sloppy, a little scary if you let your imagination run wild we took the trail which is from a more distant parking lot and loved it. Once you pop out unto the freshly cut grass at the park you can...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lots of users on the weekends, pretty quiet weekdays, areas in the bay are quite cold but area near the lifeguard stand is warmet

Thank dkkuske
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Carlsmith Beach Park was less than 2 mins walking distance from where I stayed. Early morning seemed to be the best time to get out into the water to snorkel and explore the area because the tide was out. There are certain spots where you...More

Thank JeromeSTex
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Noel M
23 June 2017|
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Response from SueB44012 | Reviewed this property |
I suspect a taxi is very easy to hire for this location.