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To the right of Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens and behind the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is one of the island's best secrets.  Coconut Island (Mohu Ola) has a small swimming beach, pavillions, picnic tables, pavillion, restrooms and outdoor showers.  The views of Hilo and the slopes of Mauna Kea are magnificent! …
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Known as the best snorkling beach on the Big Island's East coast. If you are lucky you will get to see a Monk Seals or turtles that frequent this area. Richardson's is great for children and those with limited mobility when it is calm.  However, be aware that at time…
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Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area is a large park and one of the few white sandy beaches. The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is also located adjacent to the beach. Hāpuna (literally, "spring" or "pool" in Hawaiian) is popular with residents and visitors. Day use pass for Out-of-State Independent Visitor Fee:$5…
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Almost don't want to tell you about this beach since it is so perfect!  A great swimming beach, but my favorite thing is the long stretch of shaded beach to walk. T he water usually clear and the beach is sandy with a few scattered rocks.A perfect day here would …
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  One of the prettiest beaches on the island.  Its long white sand beach and  tide pools makes this the perfect place for swimming, exploring or just relaxing.  The beach is popular for swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, scuba diving and surfing.There is an off-shore reef that protects the beach in normal…
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Onekahakaha - otherwise known as "Kids Beach" is better for families with children than any other beach park in the district of Hilo. Lifeguard service provided by the county, picnic pavilions, restrooms, showers, and ample parking will make this enjoyable. The large shallow, sand-bottomed ocean pool protected by a boulder…
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The area surrounding the beach contains many archeological and historical sites such as heiaus and  the spot where the first documented European to reach the Hawaiian islands, Captain James Cook, was killed. It i listed as a marine life conservation district, and is  a popular destination for kayaking, scuba diving,…
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This was the first place I snorkled after moving to the island. Wow!  When you first get in the wwater is 10 - 15 feet but then quickly increases to over 100 feet.  If you are lucky you will see spinner dolphins!The beach itself is not remarkable and it's a…
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Small beach & reef with generally calm water, making it a popular place to snorkel.The beach is rather rocky but has a ramp for those with limited mobilty.  There is usually space to spread out a beach towel and enjoy the sun.The bay is still used today by surfers, with…
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Onekahakaha - otherwise known as "Kids Beach" is better for families with children than any other beach park in the district of Hilo. Lifeguard service provided by the county, picnic pavilions, restrooms, showers, and ample parking will make this enjoyable. The large shallow, sand-bottomed ocean pool protected by a boulder…
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Hilo is home to the largest Japanese Garden outside of Japan! Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens is a 24.14-acre park with Japanese gardens, located on Banyan Drive in Hilo on the island of Hawaiʻi. A great place for fishing, picnics, strolls or quiet contemplation.  Check out their volunteer opportunities too at…
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The irregular shoreline of Leleiwi Beach Park and series of natural ponds, inlets, and coves make this a great place for snorkling, exploring and relaxing. Great views too!Take a lunch and enjoy one of the picnic pavilions. You will also find showers, restrooms, paved walkways, several parking lots and lifeguard…
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Most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park remains closed due to volcanic activity. The Kahuku Unit is open five days a week.Enjoy guided or self-guided hikes, talks and demonstrations. Admission is free. See ongoing events here. Kahuku Orientation Talk Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:30 & 1:00; Saturday & Sunday 10:30. 20 to…
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