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Richardson Ocean Park, Hilo

The Big Island, HI
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Richardson Ocean Park, Hilo, The Big Island Hawaii

Description

It's wonderful to walk from Wai'olena Beach Park, past Leleiwi Park, past Richardson Ocean Park, to Lehia Beach Park. All these "beaches" are small rocky areas on the water, except Richardson Ocean Park, which is a tiny black sand beach. There are some fantastic picnic pavilions right on the water at Leleiwi Park. See also the lovely emerald green ponds fed by natural springs and an island with Dr. Suess-like pandanas trees. There are plenty of palm trees everywhere here, providing shade. You can snorkel from Richardson Ocean Park, and sometimes see turtles. 
Be careful of cars because in some spots you have to walk close to the road. There are vacation rentals, nice new-looking two-storey houses, across the street.
Three minutes drive to the west is Carlsmith Beach Park, where you can have a wonderful, though cold, swim!

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Views at Wai'olena Beach Park.
Views at Wai'olena Beach Park.
Picnic pavilions right on the water at Leleiwi Park.
Picnic pavilions right on the water at Leleiwi Park.
Picnic pavilions with an amazing location!
Picnic pavilions with an amazing location!
Magical freshwater ponds.
Magical freshwater ponds.
Dr. Suess pandanas trees on an island!
Dr. Suess pandanas trees on an island!
End of day...
End of day...
Emerald green pool.
Emerald green pool.
Beautiful time of day as the sun goes down.
Beautiful time of day as the sun goes down.
Playing in the black sand.
Playing in the black sand.

Directions

Richardson Ocean Park is located at 2349 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, HI 96720. Park you car along the road. It is a nine minute drive east of the hotels on Banyan Drive, along Kalanianaole Ave.

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