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Spencer Beach Park information
Shallow, sandy and gentle, this beach has a plain-Jane reputation but it's ideal for kids (and popular with local families). Come to swim rather than to snorkel; the waters are slightly silty due to Kawaihae Harbor to the north.
Located off the Akoni Pule Hwy just north of the 2-mile marker, the park has a lifeguard, picnic tables, barbecue grills, restrooms, showers, drinking water and campsites. A footpath leads south to Mauʻumae Beach.
The campsites are exposed and crowded together, but it's still the best camping beach north of Kona; a permit is required.