Richardson Ocean Park
Richardson Ocean Park
4.5
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles605 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
229
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janna
Little Rock, AR26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great beach spot for snorkeling and a picnic. Saw a huge sea turtle and a great black sand beach (small). Surfers doing their thing while we dined on Vernas food was a great ending to our day in Hilo. Would recommend. Showed and bathrooms were clean
Written May 22, 2024
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Face_The_Elements
Edmonton, Canada346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What a lovely place to enjoy the view. This black sand beach is beautiful to look at and to have under your feet. When we were there, the currents were strong, and no one was there. There is a lifeguard on duty, and beautiful trees and beachside sights to see. This park has showers, toilet, water fountain, picnic tables and a parking lot (it’s not huge, so go early).
Written April 19, 2024
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John F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Small but lovely beach park. We saw 3 turtles today!! Park had bathrooms and pavilions for picnics. Beach is rocky, but many people swim or snorkel.
Written February 5, 2024
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Monica
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Wonderful park with nearly a 100% chance of sighting a sea turtle. We’ve been several times during our week long stay in Hilo and just love it. Clean. Plenty of places to sit and soak up the beauty.
Written November 22, 2023
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vwiker
San Clemente, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Hilo is Heaven on Earth with so many natural wonders to explore :-)
I loved it...didn't want to leave!
Written October 22, 2023
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Michelle
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It is a very nice beach with black and green sand mix. Decent snorkeling but cold when you first get in.
Written August 23, 2023
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Autumn M
Stamford, CT3,563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The sand is black with a little bit of green. It's a great place to snorkel with kids. We saw so many fish. This beach has restrooms
Written August 22, 2023
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Jennifer L
Fort Worth, TX76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Definitely a local hot spot for the beach. This was a nice stop at a black sand beach. The waves were quite small and is definitely family friendly. The reef had some good snorkeling and water entry was easy. Facilities available (bathroom and showers). Parking can be tricky - we went in the late afternoon both days we visited.
Written August 7, 2023
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omeganatasha
Poole, UK88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This was very obviously a volcanic beach, beautiful clear water. There was a large turtle just feet away from where I was paddling, great photos. The water isn't very warm, it is the North Pacific, but pleasant enough.
Written April 16, 2023
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Kathy L
Saint Paul, MN51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
If you are willing to climb around on the lava rocks and cross some water you can see lots of turtles in the shallow waters or sunning. You can get close for pictures but it is physically a climb to the protected water. Worth it! There is a lifeguard and a small sand beach to enter the bay. Further out there is a current. Snorkeling is good. Many picnic tables.
Written February 24, 2023
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