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Secluded Little Beach.

We were staying in Waimea and the staff suggested he try Spencer's Beach. It is 20 minutes from the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Good family beach with some history nearby.

This is a good all around beach with plenty of room and you can camp there with a permit. It has... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Vincent B
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Spencer Beach Park Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just south of Kawaihae Harbor, off Hwy 270 between mile markers 2 and 3, Spenser Beach Park has lots of shade, picnic tables, barbecues, a pavilion, volleyball/basketball courts, and restrooms with showers. When you enter the surf the shallow area has a sandy bottom...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few beaches you can camp at, but that makes it rather grubby and less fun - many other better beaches to visit unless you need to camp.

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Waimea and the staff suggested he try Spencer's Beach. It is 20 minutes from the hotel. We were warned might be crowded because it was Sunday. If Sunday was crowded, it must be uninhabited during the week. We had plenty of...More

Thank RTA4723JEA
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is a good all around beach with plenty of room and you can camp there with a permit. It has bath facilities and a large pavillion for picnicing, cookouts or meetings.

Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Lots of camping with very nice facilities. Protected cove is great for small children but on the right side of the beach, the san gives way to rocks when the water is only about 3-4' deep. No entry fee but you need a county permit...More

Thank fsdukejr
Reviewed 21 June 2018

There are lots of "refugees" living here in tents that were displaced by the volcanic activity on the island. A few of them were a little grumpy about our wedding party being at the park as we reserved the pavilion for the entire evening. Others...More

1  Thank Brett B
Reviewed 20 June 2018

A small county beach park with full facilities including camping with a permit. The beach is just below the historic Pu'u Kohala Heiau, sharing the same access road. When many beaches are shut down for high surf, Spencer is still decent, some of the most...More

Thank DarkerView
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We used the apt Gyspy and got to go to most of the beautiful beaches and parks of the Island. Great views and beautiful color of water.

Thank mcmandj
Reviewed 14 June 2018

There are very few natural beaches on this Island and this is one. The one and two stars are for a time when the bathrooms were being remodeled. I wish people would update. I guess the County has the right to upgrade their facilities! Anyway,...More

Thank bixatthebeach
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is our second time coming to the beach to camp. We did it a few years ago and was both fun and a challenge, that time we had strong winds and perfect day. This time we had planned to camp for many days but...More

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24 June 2018|
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Response from Bob R | Reviewed this property |
I believe Terry S gave good advice. I called 808.961.8311 when I wanted info on the park, but they may handle more than one park, but they gave me info. RRR
Richelle W
16 April 2018|
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Response from jgluv2travel | Reviewed this property |
when I googled Spencer Beach permits this is what was on the website - "Gate closes at 9pm and reopens at 6am. No entry or exit after 9pm. Campers will only be allowed to exit, with no re-entry, after 9pm for emergencies... More
Vadim S
6 April 2018|
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Response from Terry S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a fee...Best to contact Park Services at 1.808.882.7218 ...