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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
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21 Dec 2018
“worth a visit”
5 Aug 2018
“Great place for swimming or picnicking”
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Reviewed 21 December 2018

This is a beautiful and peaceful place worth a visit. Especially for the cruise passengers because it is only 10 minutes walk from the pier.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ivan L
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Hard to believe that places like these exist within 5 minutes of downtown Hilo but they do. The water is cold because it is fed by fresh springs but it makes for refreshing dip.It was amazing to see turtles swimming happily amongst the weekend swimmers.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TVTraveller2013
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Almost in the centre of town this is a real gem. There is parking nearby and plenty of shade, with options for sitting or swimming. Cool water with protection from any surf, this is an ideal place for children and those that just want to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 367john
Reviewed 26 July 2018

I don't know how you can visit Hilo without running your toes thru a lovely black sands beach. While busy and often crowded, this is a good place to do it.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank stulevin
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Very close to downtown. Lots of nooks and crannies, saw a shrimp swimming by. Great place to relax and enjoy.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank RonInKelowna
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a great place to swim in Hilo, the water is deep enough, clean and brackish, which means some serious fresh cold water. Best to arrive early, before it gets too crowded. A lot of young locals feel this is their swimming/hanging area, and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Close to town with lots of space and shade. There are protected pools with big surf just outside them. So you can have a safe dip while looking out at the big waves. Lots of grass for the kids to play on. Quite nice.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Kikoenmexico
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were staying at Arnott's Lodge for a few days, which is just a 5 minute walk away from this beautiful beach park. Although there is no sand, this is a beautiful area for snorkelling, swimming and picnicking. The water is very cold first thing...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Wanderer_787
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Such a beautiful place with multiple pools of COLD, brackish water. Shallow areas for the younger kids and deeper areas for the older kids. Spots where one can jump from the rocks, but please, always jump with caution and check water depth before leaping. Enjoy.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Thereisonly1earth
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were touring Hawaii aboard the Pride of America and wanted to find a nice spot not too far from the cruise terminal where we could renew our wedding vows. This park is less than a mile from the pier and it has a beautiful...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank DHT22
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