Waiʻolena & Waiʻuli Beach Parks

Beach in Hilo

Rocky and rugged, these side-by-side beaches (commonly known by their former name, Leleiwi Beach) aren't calm or sandy, but they're Hilo's best shore-dive site. You might see turtles, interesting coral growth and a variety of butterfly fish. Entry into the water is tricky (consult a dive shop), and waves and currents can be hazardous. There are ifeguards on weekends and holidays, restrooms, showers and picnic areas.