Waiʻolena & Waiʻuli Beach Parks
Richardson Ocean Park
Near the end of Kalanianaʻole Ave, this pocket of black sand is Hilo's best all-round beach. During calm surf, the protected waters are...
James Kealoha Beach Park
Best for older kids and snorkelers, this county beach is nicknamed 'Four Miles' (the distance between the park and the downtown post...
Onekahakaha Beach Park
Popular with local families, this beach has a broad, shallow, sandy-bottomed pool, protected by a boulder breakwater. The water is only...
This old-school seafood restaurant specializes in fresh fish, from locally caught mahimahi to pan-size aholehole (flagtail fish) raised...
Waiʻolena & Waiʻuli Beach Parks information
Rocky and ruggedly pretty, these side-by-side beaches (commonly known by their former name, Leleiwi Beach ) are Hilo's best shore-dive site. You might see turtles, interesting coral growth and a variety of butterfly fish. The water is freezing until you go past the reef, and the entrance is tricky (ask for advice at Nautilus Dive Center). Lifeguards on weekends and holidays, plus restrooms, showers and picnic areas.