Richardson Beach Park, Hilo

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Address: 2349 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, United States, 96720

Phone: +1-8089618695

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About Richardson Beach Park, Hilo

The only black sand beach in all of Hilo, Richardson Beach Park is a great place to have some fun in the water. The natural seawalls create tide pools and keep the water calm, making it perfect for even children. Thus, it is best for family picnics. The most popular activity at the beach is snorkelling, especially during summers. There are many tropical fishes and corals that you can observe here. Other than that, you can also indulge in swimming, surfing and kayaking. And if luck is on your side, you may even experience a rare sighting of a green sea turtle.

Richardson Beach Park Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

How To reach Richardson Beach Park by Public Transport

  • Rent a car.
  • Hire a taxi.

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Richardson Beach Park, Hilo Reviews

  • Richardson's Beach was amazing. This was my first time to Hawaii. My husband surprised me with this trip for my birthday. I absolutely loved this beach. It has so many different view points. The turtles were great to watch. And there are lifeguards on duty.

  • Great public beach! Very Rocky and surf/waves are somewhat rough. Bring water shoes for sure. If snorkeling, flippers for your feet would be recommended. We arrived on a Tuesday morning about 9:30 and it wasn't too crowded but by 11 a.m. it was pretty packed. There are some Rocky areas where the surf breaks that had turtles sunbathing and areas of calm water with lots of fish.

  • Clean Black Sand Beach. There is also green sand here if you know where to look. Make sure to bring some kind of water shoe if you plan on walking on the lava flow and it is very sharp and you have to walk through a little water to get there...

  • Great spot with some black sand. Public bathrooms with flushing toilets and some wheelchair accessibility to some spots. Limited parking though.

  • Nice black sand beach. Close to downtown Hilo. Snorkeling and surfing. We where told there are sea turtles further down the beach.

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