Onekahakaha Beach Park

Top choice in Hilo

Ideal for kids, this spacious beach has a broad, shallow, sandy-bottomed pool, protected by a boulder breakwater. The water is only 1ft to 2ft deep in spots, creating a safe 'baby beach.' An unprotected cove north of the kiddie pool is deeper, but can be dangerous due to rough surf and needle-sharp wana (sea urchins). Surrounding grassy lawns shaded by trees make for pleasant picnicking. There are lifeguards on weekends and holidays, plus restrooms, showers and covered pavilions.

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