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Honoli'i Beach Park

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Address: 180 Kahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming...

Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming place.

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Watch Surfers

This is a good beach to watch surfers. Not good for swimming or surfing if you are not an experienced surfer!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
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Grass Valley, California
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Grass Valley, California
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84 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a good beach to watch surfers. Not good for swimming or surfing if you are not an experienced surfer!

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Fujisawa, Japan
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Didn't have my surfboard with me, so I just came here to body board and enjoy the waves. The locals were friendly and there were all skill levels of surfers and body boarders there—something that can't be said for many of the surf spots I've visited. The surf was a bit rough on the day we went—not a smooth break... More 

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Thank mmcdwl
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you use Honoli'i Beach Park as a beach, you will die. No Beach. Surfing only. And yes, there is a serious drug problem in nearby Hilo and Puna district.

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Thank Fred S
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We love to come here however, the last 2 or 3 times we've made the drive from Kona it's really been a huge disappointment because of the druggies and scary people that are always here. One guy was so drunk asking for a cigarette and when we told him no we were afraid we'd be assaulted!

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Thank joani d
Hilo, Hawaii
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178 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

If the surf is up this is a great spot to surf or watch surfers. The park itself is nicely landscaped and cared for. The approach road is narrow for cars but a beautiful walk with waterfalls and bridges.

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Thank HLW648
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Rent a board for this beach or just go sun bath and watch the surfers get there early parking limited steep stairs but worth the effort

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Thank Suzy r
Dublin, California
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

A small beach right on the Ocean outside Hilo Bay. This place is VERY popular with local surfers. Whole families would come out and park on the hill to watch the surfers and boogyboarders. As a side note, keep going stright down the hill and around the corner and you will find yourself in a breathtakingly lush rainforest.

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Thank whereoff2nxt
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

my husband loves surfing here every time we come to BI. it is beautiful and we love watching surfers shredding out there.

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Thank emanuelleo
Bethesda, Maryland
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229 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

This beach is not really a beach at all. Welcome to the Big Island. It is a field of scree, next to the ocean. If you can "walk" the beach and not twist your ankle, you are doing very well. We found no sea glass at the end of our walk either, where the river deposits black sand. But the... More 

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Thank GeraldWW2
Kenwood, California
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84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

I was disappointed that one could not reach the beach area unless you climbed over rocks after the nice walkway..or you went down a steep pathway, then over rocks. Once there it was a pleasant beach.. Not exactly Sandy but sand and rock! Good to look for glass, À turtle swam into the river area, decided he liked the ocean... More 

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