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Onekahakaha Beach Park

744 Onekahakaha Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-464-0840
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Safe and fun swimming in the Pacific Ocean

This tide pool has lots of “pockets” to choose from, in different sizes and depths. The kids were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SatChild
via mobile
we happened along this beach after leaving an overly crowded Carl Smith Beach

Our usual favourite beach in Hilo area is Carl Smith Beach because of the lagoon area that often... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
WeekendWalker0891
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock wall” (3 reviews)
“sandy area” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
744 Onekahakaha Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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+1 808-464-0840
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"rock wall"
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"great for kids"
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"sandy area"
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"sandy bottom"
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"lifeguard on duty"
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"picnic tables"
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"keiki"
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"protected"
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"play"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank SatChild
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Reviewed February 19, 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

Thank WeekendWalker0891
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

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

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We were on the search for a picnic spot in or near Hilo and this location came up in Trip Advisor. This was a great park just a mile if that out of town. There were covered pavilions with picnic tables and BBQ grills and...More

Thank Alaena H
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We love this beach for our little ones. They can stand in shallow water with no waves. Also there is grass to lounge on with some white sandy beach and grills to have a picnic.

Thank findberry
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Most of the beaches in Hilo have only small pockets of sand. Onekahakaha is different. It has a long breakwater that protects quite a large sandy area. Depending on tides, the whole area can be scarcely 2' deep. It's perfect for little kids or, in...More

Thank Cliff C
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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Bring our toddler regularly to this safe and convenient keiki beach area. Rock wall provides calm and shallow waters. Enough sand area for kids to play in. We tend to go in mid-morning to noonish when there is plenty of parking and before it really...More

Thank myinhilo
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

This was a perfect spot to just rest for a while. Water was calm and perfect. Don't have to worry about crowds if you go early.

Thank 132Karen132
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

Stick your feet into the sand and let them get wet here. Warm and seductive. Beautiful view with a history

Thank buddha493
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

This is where the children swim, water is calm and not deep. It does get pretty crowded especially in the summer and so you need to keep eyes on. Mostly it's pretty safe.

Thank Miriahm D
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