Carlsmith Beach Park
Carlsmith Beach park is a great place for seeing Sea Turtles. The water can be a bit cold though sometimes as there is a mixture for cold fresh water mixing with the warmer salt water due to underwater springs.
Local park & picnic area featuring lagoons for swimming, snorkeling & sea turtle-watching.
A favorite beach in Hilo. Really unique and comfortable, with open lawns and lava rock shores that have several friendly approaches. Chances are high of meeting sea turtles here. Just be careful and gentle with them, minimizing contact and allowing their path. Locals may scold you otherwise.
This is one of my favorite spots to cool off in the ocean and swim alongside my aumakua (ah-ow-mah-koo-ah), my ancestor spirit in animal form. The honu (hoh-noo) sea turtle is my aumakua, they come to me often when I am there. They are beautiful creatures that are protected under the endangered…
“Richardson’s Ocean Beach Park is the black sand beach closest to Hilo. It is the best choice for snorkeling on the East side of the Big Island. Richardson’s is also a great place to bring kids with its tide pools, calm water and picnic area. ”
“Rainbow Falls is a waterfall located in Hilo, Hawaii. It is 80 ft tall and almost 100 ft in diameter. The falls are part of the Hawai'i State Parks. There is no fee to see the falls. At Rainbow Falls, the Wailuku River rushes into a large pool below.”
“Visitors to this tropical park can descend into a massive 1881 lava-tube cave formed by Mauna Loa.”
“Excellent breakfast food. The chef has a farm where he grows a large amount of the food he uses at the restaurant. Fresh fruit is often available to buy by the box full.”
“This Market is on Wednesday evenings and has live music, dancing, food vendors, a full bar, crafts, clothing, and flowers. It’s a bit of a drive but worth the time to enjoy a unique evening!”