Beach in Hilo
Hilo has a string of nice
beaches. Richardson Beach is protected by a reef
making it safe for children and offering
opportunities for snorkeling and bobbing in the
gentle waves. To find the beaches head into Hilo
on the main roads and just pass the airport HI-11
ends. Turn right when you see Ken's House of
Pancakes. There are several beaches and parks
along the road but my two favorites are Carlsmith
(2.7 miles, described here)
and Richardson State Park (3.7 miles). On your way
out stop at Verna's for a bite.
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