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Spencer Beach Park

Highway 270, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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very good for relaxing and swimming

After visiting the historical site we came down t this area by coincidence. They have a huge... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mhaushh14
Camping

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family stopped to visit a nearby Heiau that had a trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nazsnaz
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Livermore, California
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“great beach” (16 reviews)
“picnic tables” (17 reviews)
“shade trees” (5 reviews)
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Highway 270, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After visiting the historical site we came down t this area by coincidence. They have a huge Tamarind tree in the middle of the beach and also other chances to have some shadow. The water was perfect. It was mixing warm water with colder water...More

Thank mhaushh14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family stopped to visit a nearby Heiau that had a trail down to Spencer Beach Park. Several other reviewers say this is a great Beach to swim at, but a very short distance away your warned not...More

Thank Nazsnaz
Reviewed 10 July 2017 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 1 July 2017

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 20 June 2017 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 15 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

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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.
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