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Onekahakaha Beach Park

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Make For Kids/Families

This Beach park was made and run for small kids and there famlies. Even has Lifeguards on duty... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Hilo, Hawaii
Great day in the water w/ kids

In Hilo visiting family and My 3-year-old son was right at home at this beach park. I almost hate... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“tide pools”(3 reviews)
“picnic tables”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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744 Onekahakaha Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This Beach park was made and run for small kids and there famlies. Even has Lifeguards on duty. This is one GREAT place to watch whales January Thru March

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mrghost11
Reviewed 29 September 2018

In Hilo visiting family and My 3-year-old son was right at home at this beach park. I almost hate to write this review b/c I don't want other people to find it LOL!! water was perfect very calm, imagine a natural splash pad.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Southern_Fried_CG
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Because the park is next to the hotel, we visited mostly every day. There is plenty of room for family activities including a small island with tables and grilling areas. There were not a lot of people at a given time that I attribute to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Barry A
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Started here accidentally but nice protected swim cove safe from most waves. Good swimming area and practice snorkeling. Shallow. Some fish near rocks.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hdolphin18
Reviewed 20 July 2018

It's changed over the years. There were more and closer tide pools 8 years ago!! However, my grandson ((5 years old) enjoyed our stay there - swimming and looking in the tidepools for fishes and sea urchins. The water is calm because it is enclosed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NateaBar
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We stopped by here after visiting Carlsmith and Richardson beaches. It was less crowded than the other 2 beaches and appeared to have more local people. Parking was easy (not as crowded). The area is protected from the big waves and it had several pools...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MurfeeW
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Water here is so clear I was able to take detailed pictures of a young wrasse from above water. Larger beach than I thought, and will return there on a future trip.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Judi C
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This tide pool has lots of “pockets” to choose from, in different sizes and depths. The kids were swimming in the Pacific Ocean in a safe setting - cannot beat that!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SatChild
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Our usual favourite beach in Hilo area is Carl Smith Beach because of the lagoon area that often has sea turtles swimming about. We had already visited once during this trip and were returning for a second trip, but it was on a sunday and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank WeekendWalker0891
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This beach is super calm and super protected with a large rock "wall". Great for kids, not good for snorkeling.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 183JenniferH
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