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Richardson Beach Park

2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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  • Average8%
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“black sand” (69 reviews)
“sea turtles” (78 reviews)
“nice beach” (22 reviews)
2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cold water. No real beach. Hawaii is not Florida when it comes to the beach. Could not get in water in August...too cold. No turtles. Not sure why it is called a beach. No sand...really..rocks.

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 5 days ago

we really enjoyed the beauty and diversity of this beach.........interesting ponds and then the coastline is beautiful...lots of sea life all around this park and great picturesque views....but if you expect a sandy beach ...this is NOT your place

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 1 week ago

While perhaps a good beach on the Hilo side of the island, there are much prettier beaches within an hour of Richardson.

1  Thank slp9700
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed across the street from this park. Grandkids kayaked, fished, and swam at this beautiful park.

Thank Mary Ellen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty beach park. Get there early to find pArking. Quiet, lifeguard. Nice snorkeling. Few amenities.

Thank mdgipsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Done near the end of our tour. Great phot opportunity. Black sand beach, seals and turtles. Beautiful landscape. Tranquil and picture perfect. A short stop over but a very nice one.

Thank moother
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great spot. There is the black sand beach, great snorkelling and turtles in the rock pools on the far side. There are also picnic type tables and chairs. Very difficult to park at the weekend as it is popular with local residents....More

Thank Arbysims
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Richardson Beach Park offers fantastic snorkeling, a chance to swim with sea turtles, and a black sand beach. What else could you ask for packed into such a small site. Parking is a challenge so arrive early.

Thank JerryGarciaJohnGalt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great gray sand beach. Good for snorkeling. Crystal clear water. Be prepared for the sharp gray lava rock with beach shoes or sandals.

Thank AvTH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw the Black sand before so nothing new. But the Turtles seeing more than one at a time was awesome. Their were two that were right up by the stairs to the beach. got some good photos of them.

Thank DARigby
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22 March 2017|
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Response from 421Chaz | Reviewed this property |
Folks bring their own without any hastle. Pick one up at the nearby Walmart. I did not notice any public barbie stuff.
21 August 2016|
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Response from dmg654 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the first two answers above. You don't need to worry about a tour bus, the local bus does run there, but not on Sundays. Just look up the bus schedule online. Or when you get to Hilo you can call the bus company... More