Richardson Beach Park

4.6456 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 2349 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, United States, 96720
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8089618695
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Park, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Water Sport, Picnic Spot, Nature, Landmarks, Natural, Beaches

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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Richardson Beach Park

  • Entry is free.

How to Reach Richardson Beach Park

  • Rent a car.
  • Hire a taxi.

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  • Richardson Beach Park Address: 2349 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, United States, 96720
  • Richardson Beach Park Contact Number: +1-8089618695
  • Richardson Beach Park Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Richardson Beach Park(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Richardson Beach Park: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Hilo include Richardson Beach Park in their plan

  • 40.91% of people start their Richardson Beach Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Richardson Beach Park

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

92.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Richardson Beach Park

People normally club together Hilo Tropical Gardens and Kaumana Caves Co Park while planning their visit to Richardson Beach Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Richardson Beach Park Reviews & Ratings

  • A great black sand beach. Plenty of parking. Change rooms and showers. No other facilities so take food and plenty of water. No real currents within the breakwater, although in my opinion, make sure you have flippers if you are going out further, unless you are a strong swimmer. If you are lucky you may see a turtle. We didn't today, bit we are going back anyway.

  • Beautiful underwater fish. More than I expected on this side of island. Great for first time snorkelers. Be careful and watch your steps. Lots of lava rock and coral.

  • Beautiful area! The black sand is fun and we saw sea turtles swimming right next to us. We weren't swimming, just gazing out at the ocean. It was marvelous!

  • Most places on the east side of the big island make snorkeling difficult due to the harsh sea state and waves. This place was calm and beautiful and easily accessible. There is an abundance of fish and even sea turtles within 100 meters of the shore line. There are showers and bathrooms open to the public on site.

  • Love this place. Super quiet and chill. Lots of friendly locals to strike up conversations with or share a meal/snack with. Super shallow waters, might spot a turtle or 2. Lots of sea urchins too so tread carefully

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