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Richardson Beach Park

2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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  • Average8%
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“black sand” (73 reviews)
“sea turtles” (80 reviews)
“nice beach” (22 reviews)
2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not what you call a "sandy beach". There are a lot of lava rocks but there are patches of black sand. There is an area you can walk/climb to that you can view multiple sea turtles. I would recommend going here to see...More

1  Thank Sierra R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by in the afternoon around 2pm. I was very keen to see some turtles and certainly found some. We walked a little around the corner through the rock pools and found a large pool with 4 green sea turtles in it. There was...More

Thank kiralee006546
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park was really nice, it had a little museum type area with a couple traditional huts and it also had a little stream running through it. Very relaxing and it had a great view of the sunset.

Thank tomtaylor2004
Reviewed 6 December 2017

There is only one word for this park, beautiful. we were lucky that there were two turtles chilling out on the beach when we were there. Note: If you are short on time, this is the park to go to. The other parks are about...More

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoy the black sand and various options. Just down the road from downtown and you get to observe snorkeling, paddling, outriggers and people fishing.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This park is such a beautiful setting for pictures, weddings or just to relax and enjoy! We have visited it on several occasions and simply love the serine setting of it. You can go wrong by visiting this park with all of it's various settings.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This is a great place for exploring, relaxing, having a picnic, or just getting outside and enjoying nature. We enjoy this park every time we visit Hilo. The grounds are kept in immaculate condition making it even more enjoyable. You are on the ocean here...More

Thank KatmaiKate
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We enjoyed a leisurely afternoon at this lovely park right at the water's edge. We are always so appreciative of picnic tables at parks and beaches, so mahalo for providing those at this location. Sitting and watching the waves crash over the rocks was so...More

Thank Busyinnkeepers
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Located just beyond downtown Hilo and on the Bay, this park is a lovely spot for a morning or afternoon walk.

Thank marchiquita
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful beaches on the island! Beautiful views of the open ocean with crashing waves, as well as numerous protected spots for wading and swimming in the refreshing, but not cold water. Lots of sunning on the beach going on too. The...More

Thank Denise M
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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.
20 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