Richardson Ocean Park
How do you say sea turtle in Hawaiian? HONU! Richardson's is home to many Honu on the East Coast of Hawaii. A place where the shore stays calm and the temperatures stay cool, get out for a swim, a dip. Throw your blanket down and enjoy the day. Perfect spot for picknicks. Lifeguards are usually on…
Closest black sand beach. If you're lucky, you might spot some sea turtles. Also a good place for snorkeling.
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.
“For surfing on east side. Know your etiquette or local surfers may not appreciate!”
“Awesome and so close to Hilo with easy access. You can hike a short distance to the top for a view of the "Boiling Pots".”
“Great outdoor market with tons of local produce and goods. Definitely worth checking out when in the Hilo side. ”
“Cold ground water enters the ocean here making an amazing brackish lagoon. ”