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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,…

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  • Address Behind the Hilo Hawaiian
  • Hours Sunrise to sunset
  • Accessibly Wide paved paths make it easy for those in wheelchairs to visit and use picnic tables. Beach is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Dog Friendly No
  • Kid Friendly Yes
  • Snorkling Yes
  • Surfing No
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…

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  • Address 2349 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo
  • Hours Sunrise to sunset
  • Accessibly Usually calm water makes it easier for those with limited mobility. Beach is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Dog Friendly No
  • Kid Friendly Yes
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…

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  • Address Old Puako Rd, Waimea
  • Hours Sunrise to sunset
  • Accessibly ADA amenities
  • Dog Friendly No
  • Kid Friendly Yes
  • Kama'aina Rates Yes
  • Snorkling When Ocean is Calm
  • Surfing Yes
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…

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  • Address Old Puako Rd Hawaii, HI
  • Hours Sunrise to sunset
  • Accessibly Yes. ADA accessible restrooms. Paved walkways.
  • Dog Friendly No
  • Kid Friendly Yes
  One of the prettiest beaches on the island.  Its long white sand beach, magnificent sunsets, tide pools and calm water makes this the perfect  beach  for swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing and scuba diving.There is…

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  • Address Marriott, Waikoloa Rd, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738
  • Hours Sunrise to Sunset
  • Dog Friendly No
  • Kid Friendly Yes
This beach is most often called "Kid's Beach". It is a small white sand beach with very calm water. The snack bar, restrooms and changing areas, equipment rentals and easy entry to the…

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  • Address Between the Kailua Pier and King Kamehameha Hotel on Alii Drive.
  • Hours Sunrise to sunset
  • Accessibly ADA amenities
  • Dog Friendly No
  • Kid Friendly Yes
  • Snorkling Yes
  • Surfing No
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…

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  • Address 82-6038 Puuhonua Rd, Captain Cook
  • Hours Sunrise to sunset
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.…

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  • Address State Hwy 160, Hōnaunau
  • Hours Sunrise to sunset
  • Dog Friendly No
  • Kid Friendly Yes
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…

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  • Address 786702 Ali'i Dr, Kailua-Kona
  • Hours 6:00AM - 11:00PM
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,…

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  • Address 74 Onekahakaha Rd, Hilo
  • Hours Sunrise to sunset
  • Accessibly ADA amenities
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.The…

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  • Address 189 Lihiwai St, Hilo
  • Hours Open 24 Hours
  • Accessibly There are paved paths
  • Dog Friendly Yes
  • Kid Friendly Yes
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…

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  • Address 2246 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo
  • Hours Sunrise to sunset
  • Dog Friendly No
  • Kid Friendly Yes
  • Snorkling Yes
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…

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  • Address Kahuku Rd, Naalehu
  • Hours Wednesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Accessibly Most trails are not accessible.
  • Dog Friendly No
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