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Honoli'i Beach Park

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Address: 180 Kahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming...

Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming place.

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Nice Bech

Stopped by here and enjoyed ourselves. We would recommend a stop when you are on the Hilo side of the Island

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
Heidinichole
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El Dorado, California
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Des Moines, Iowa
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tis is a great location to watch surfers and enjoy a beautiful view just a few miles north of Hilo. The beach is a little hard to find and there are not many places to park, so arrive early. There are restroom facilities.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place you can watch surfers all day long. Can get crowed with surfers and watchers. If you don't want or cant make the trip down the stairs to the beach the watching up from the parking lot is great too. Just stop by and take a look. Be sure to go slow on the road as it... More 

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Thank Frank P
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the best surf right around Hilo. Great little beach area with black sand. Gets super crowded if it's nice out.

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2 Thank SDeyer
El Dorado, California
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Stopped by here and enjoyed ourselves. We would recommend a stop when you are on the Hilo side of the Island

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1 Thank Heidinichole
Grass Valley, California
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a good beach to watch surfers. Not good for swimming or surfing if you are not an experienced surfer!

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1 Thank janahn875
Fujisawa, Japan
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Didn't have my surfboard with me, so I just came here to body board and enjoy the waves. The locals were friendly and there were all skill levels of surfers and body boarders there—something that can't be said for many of the surf spots I've visited. The surf was a bit rough on the day we went—not a smooth break... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you use Honoli'i Beach Park as a beach, you will die. No Beach. Surfing only. And yes, there is a serious drug problem in nearby Hilo and Puna district.

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1 Thank Fred S
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We love to come here however, the last 2 or 3 times we've made the drive from Kona it's really been a huge disappointment because of the druggies and scary people that are always here. One guy was so drunk asking for a cigarette and when we told him no we were afraid we'd be assaulted!

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1 Thank joani d
Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

If the surf is up this is a great spot to surf or watch surfers. The park itself is nicely landscaped and cared for. The approach road is narrow for cars but a beautiful walk with waterfalls and bridges.

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1 Thank HLW648
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Rent a board for this beach or just go sun bath and watch the surfers get there early parking limited steep stairs but worth the effort

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1 Thank Suzy r

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