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Amazing views, highlight of the trip

First off: don't try to use the restrooms here. They had graffiti all over the doors and my mom poked her head in and said both smelled horrific. That said, it's worth a stop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Analise83
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Oahu, Hawaii
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Oahu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off: don't try to use the restrooms here. They had graffiti all over the doors and my mom poked her head in and said both smelled horrific. That said, it's worth a stop here for the amazing views of the sea cliffs and the water crashing against them (just don't get too close to the edge, we saw a... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This historic park is NOT for swimming. The high cliffs echo with breakers and the tall ironwood trees offer abundant shade for having a picnic and spending a lazy afternoon with family. There's plenty of walking about space and history to intrigue the visitor.

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Thank Gabriele S
SW Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a really interesting place. You will likely have it all to yourself save some fishermen on the cliffs. It's magically quiet except for the surf pounding on the cliffs and the wind sighing through the ironwood trees. Watching the surf pound the cliffs was mesmerizing and there was so much power in some of the swells that you... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

A small park way down on the SE coast of the Big Island. There are sufficient facilities and shade to have a good day down here. You cannot get into sea here but the lava was an interesting sight. When we were there the only other person in sight was a young guy making objects (art works he called them)... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The views here are absolutely gorgeous. This is not a spot for swimming as the water is really rough. Visitors are cautioned to stay away from the cliff edges as they are fragile and could break away. There is a picnic area but no potable water. The restroom looked creepy and we avoided it. We were told that the area... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Highway 137 runs for miles alongside the ocean with palm trees and exotic foliage it was one of my favourite drives in Hawaii. By chance we pulled into MaKenzie State Park. Parking was easy under the trees and we took time out not only to watch the waves break but also to watch half or dozen or so people fishing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Mackenzie Park was just a few miles from the cottage I stayed for a few days in Pahoa. What a beautiful drive of palms and coconuts lining the roads with arched trees almost beckoning your name to drive through their architecture. It seems to be a calm and laid back place to hang out on the surface. You can get... More 

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Thank Carla C
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to go for a seaside walk and to watch the waves break. No beach here but a pull off for the breaker. Pavilions are available.

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Thank James W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Not much if anything to see here. Many other sports to see more. To many trees to see much of coastline. However trees provide some shade if your looking for that.

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Thank echo8kilo
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Nice pull-off from the Red Road, lots of parking & nice washrooms. Very relaxing place to view the ocean. Not a beach, just high cliffs above the water. Sitting there just looking out far as the eye can see really makes you think how isolated the islands really are.

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