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Honoli'i Beach Park

180 Kahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2207
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big waves, watch the surfers

The beach is a short distance north of Hilo. It’s not really a beach, quite rocky, but the grassy... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
jgluv2travel
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Regina, Canada
Watch a lot of surfing

We were able to observe a large number of surfers during high tide. Very close to downtown Hill. It... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
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Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming place.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“watch surfers” (5 reviews)
“great surf” (5 reviews)
“local surfers” (4 reviews)
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180 Kahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2207
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The beach is a short distance north of Hilo. It’s not really a beach, quite rocky, but the grassy area under the trees is nice for a picnic. This is where the surfers hang out. To get to this beach we turned right off #19...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We were able to observe a large number of surfers during high tide. Very close to downtown Hill. It was enjoyable to take in the vibe.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

interesting spot to watch the locals surf here........parking is horrible and road narrow to get in and out.......pretty backdrop

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Nice surf break close to Hilo. Saw quite a few turtles very close into the shore. This place is just for surfing and boogie boarding if you at least an intermediate boarder. There is no beach, it is all lave rocks. The parking is pretty...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This place was clean breath taking the surfers are mostly locals so it is fun to watch and listen also the turtles are so amazing to watch love this spot for hanging out bring a chair sit on the grass and enjoy the view🌴

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

This beach park is a great spot to check out the surfers or look for the turtles swimming in the area. The river is beautiful.

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The view is magnificent - a great place for photos due to the view and the fact that it is a popular surfing 🏄 spot. Well worth a visit and the drive to reach it is worth the trip as well.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a great place for the surfers. Many of the locals gather with there friends to go surfing and suntanning.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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Reviewed 10 February 2017

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...More

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Sibba R
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Response from LJZS | Reviewed this property |
I am not a surfer, but Honoli’i Beach Park near Hilo on the Big Island is a popular spot for surfers. I was there a couple of times during my visit in May and enjoyed watching and photographing the surfers. As others have... More
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