Richardson Beach Park

Richardson Beach Park, Hilo: Address, Phone Number, Richardson Beach Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Richardson Beach Park
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Derby, KS9 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Per my daughter “best snorkeling in Hawaii”. We also went to captain cook, two steps, Makaiwa bay, etc, etc. Nice hometown feel. Showers for post shower. We saw at least 12 turtles there. We went back for a total of 4 snorkel visits during our stay on the big island. Great clarity. Not for the faint of heart because of some of the currents. Luckily all of our family are swimmers (competitive). Definitely with a trip. Please help preserve this wonderful piece of nature by not being dumb and stepping on coral like we observed ignorant tourists do at many other places.
Written 11 August 2021
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sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA626 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We took a day trip to Hilo and one place that our guide allowed us to visit was Richardson Beach Park.  I think we were so amazed to see in real time a black sand beach.  My son was just as intrigued as I was regarding the rocks.  The day on which we visited was cloudy and so the visibility for snorkeling was not the best, however, we enjoyed an opportunity to see what Mother Nature would never allow us to see in New Orleans…..A Black Sand Beach.
Written 8 August 2021
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Rampage2149
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
Jul 2021
This whole area is an amazing hidden gem. Driving past the airport and Port of Hilo it doesn't seem much, but you emerge back in Paradise. Amazing snorkeling with plenty of small protected areas for kids. If you are a strong swimmer, you can go beyond the bay and there is some amazing deep water snorkeling sites.
Written 17 July 2021
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bill s
San Francisco, CA672 contributions
May 2021
Cold Pond, lovely beach, uncrowded located in Hilo’s Keokaha area. Black sand , beautiful volcanic rocks abound. Not easy into the water and not easy to exit back to shore. Beautiful trees, and the beauty of Hilo Bay and the Mauna Kea is unparalleled. The water, defined in the name, affirms the temperature. It’s cold. Frequented by locals and supervised by lifeguards. Parking lot and street parking is plentiful.
Written 13 May 2021
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Dl0vestotravel
Fremont, CA217 contributions
Mar 2021
small black sand beach with rocky outcrops where the honu come in. We saw 6 turtles really up close here
Written 30 March 2021
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AllSportsOlympicPerformance
Placerville, CA210 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
Great easy access beach’s many with good parking and yes turtles ... I counted six at this location on windy stormy later rainy day. At Richards beach walk past lifeguard station to area described by others. Wade through tiny outlet water to get up and close to turtles sheltering in this perfect cove Hilo side of island
Written 14 November 2020
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Benjamin-traveler
New York City, NY528 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Very popular with locals. Perfect to spend two hours alongside a beautiful lava coastline, explore tide pools, enjoy a black sand beach and see a lot of fish. Snorkeling was much better than I expected. Saw one turtle. Perfect spot to hit if you’re spending one day in Hilo.
Written 4 July 2020
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Richard S
37 contributions
Oct 2019
I took my vacation to Hilo Hawaii to see waterfalls and volcano the Richardson beach for the sea turtles and the 2 ladies in the thong bathing suits, that beach is more for the people that live there.
Written 10 March 2020
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Pam H
Des Moines, IA165 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a beautiful park. It was very windy day when we were there, so really rough. Parking was difficult
Written 8 March 2020
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John M
Cupertino, CA9 contributions
Feb 2020
Quite a few tropical fish. Not as good as Hanauma Bay on Oahu or South Pacific islands with warmer water, but VERY convenient to the Hilo cruise ship port if that's how you arrive in the area.

TRAVEL TIPS: Rent a car from off-airport locations for a good deal and if you want to also see more sights in the area. Hertz provides a free shuttle from the Cruise Ship Dock. Download GyPSy Guide tours on your smartphone (like a tour guide in your car)... $10 for the Big Island, $25 for all the Islands. Leave your car key on deck at the Richardson Beach lifeguard station while you snorkel. The key won't work if you take it in the water. A wet suit makes the water temperature comfortable.
Written 8 March 2020
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