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Spencer Beach Park

Highway 270, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Awesome family beach - chill - showers

Nice little family beach right next to Pu'ukohola Heiau. After you check out the Heiau, go over to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larry G
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Safe & Convenient

There are more beautiful beaches than Spencer Beach Park in Hawaii. If you are looking for a beach... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
United States
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“great beach” (15 reviews)
“picnic tables” (17 reviews)
“shade trees” (5 reviews)
Highway 270, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little family beach right next to Pu'ukohola Heiau. After you check out the Heiau, go over to the beach to cool down. Very relaxed - lots of families having picnics. Good shower facilities and changing room too.

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are more beautiful beaches than Spencer Beach Park in Hawaii. If you are looking for a beach with a "local" feel, this is your place. It is safe. There is a lifeguard on duty. The swimming area is naturally enclosed so does not have...More

Thank Huckleberry_Finn_808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had read great reviews of this small, quiet beach. It was nice for our family of five, with shade enough for my sun - avoiding husband. Stay in the shallows, where the bottom is sandy. Where the water looks dark, it's rocky, and the...More

Thank LeesburgMom
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The water is conducive for young children to swim. No strong hinder currents and easy to get to No climbing necessary to set up for panic and camping.

Thank josidg
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Close to a Historic park, Pu'ukohola Heiau, Spencers Beach has good bathrooms, BBQ facilities, had both sun and shade, good for families with it shallow waters. It is easily accessible and one can walk along the shore to access other beaches.

Thank Irina P
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a family oriented sandy beach with a shallow, sandy wading area - great for kids! It's a good place for folks who are just learning how to snorkel - there's not a lot to see but the waves are calm and it's an...More

Thank Denali_Adventures
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Excellent beach to gather for family gatherings. There are ample BBQs and the sea is gentle and perfect for toddlers and small children.

Thank KamuelaFoodies
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My wife and I were visiting Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site and just happen to literally stumble upon this quaint park. The beach itself was beautiful and clean; there were a few other beach goers and a nice family throwing a luau. We were going...More

1  Thank dtoliphant7
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This was the place we always brought the kids to swim and camp, until they learned how to swim. There were aways problems then, with homeless, trash,bathrooms etc. and there still is. Too bad. It's still an ok place for kids to swim.

Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Nice beach with facilities. A nice beach for the kids and a good place to watch the sunset. The beach has shade and picnic tables. The surf was not rough when we were there and was a sandy beach.

Thank Debbie E
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Allen L
31 December 2016|
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Response from bill s | Reviewed this property |
Don't know for sure. If the rocks are light in weight and shiny-black, they're lava. Heavy black rocks may not be or may be lava based.