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“A wonderfully peaceful camping experience!”
Review of Spencer Beach Park

Spencer Beach Park
Ranked #6 of 49 things to do in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed October 27, 2012

I'd reserved a site at the park's campground in advance and after a couple peaceful, calm nights feel able to post a review.  While there are no designated sites, per se, we found a nice spot close to the water's edge, but under shade of a few trees -a valuable, albiet scarce commodity.  Showers and washrooms are clean and well maintained cooking/cleaning facilities are more than acceptable.  Sitting here writing this review under a calm, quiet full moon is great.  The beach itself has lots of little twigs and branches in the sand, but is nice and clean overall.  The waters in the bay are sheltered and relatively calm and rather warm.

1  Thank Keith-B-Robinson
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"great beach"
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"picnic tables"
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"hapuna beach"
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"local families"
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"lifeguard on duty"
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"nice sand"
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"families with small children"
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"shaded areas"
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"national historic site"
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"great for kids"
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"family beach"
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"local beach"
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"gentle slope"
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

ON the Kona side near Kawaihai Harbor this beach is where they filmed waterworld with Kevin Costner and it is shallow way out so you can wade easily...FREE

1  Thank Rev Mark J
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Nice sandy beach and pretty surroundings. Some trails up and down the beach for exploring. Check out the bay on the north end up the concrete path - toward evening you can see sharks circling in the bay.

1  Thank Kona_Babe
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Spencer has been thoroughly renovated recently and it's the best beach for families with great swimming for the small fry.
Gazebos for picnics with cooking grills, restrooms, showers, and the ability to camp right there. If interested. look into getting a permit and have a great time not only yourselves but interacting with all the other campers.

Thank chris H
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Not great snorkeling. Lots of locals, which tends to make it feel rather busy and overrun, rather than quiet and relaxing. Not our cup of tea, but beautiful nonetheless.

1  Thank Jenwpg
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