Honoli'i Beach Park
Located just two miles north of downtown Hilo, Honoliʻi Beach Park is one of the most popular surf spots of the east Hawaiʻi. The road to Honoliʻi is a scenic, narrow, and filled to the top of the street with cars on a busy day. A quick walk down the hill will put you at the entrance to the stairway which overlooks the park. From this elevated platform, you will see a sweeping panorama of steady waves, surfers, and the cliffy steep sea cliffs. A quick descent down several flights of concrete steps will put you at the base of Honoliʻi, looking directly out at the rolling surf.
Most of the shoreline is lined with large black rocks which have been worn smooth from the unrelenting waves. You will also see a lifeguard post (where they are stationed on most days until the afternoon) as well as several strategically placed benches and shady trees. A strong current forms right off the shore of Honoliʻi which brings with it a seemingly infinite series of waves. Because of the tumultuous surf that the area is known for, you will not see many swimmers or snorkelers; the area is almost used exclusively for surfing and bodyboarding.
Despite its crowdedness, the area exudes a mellow calm and a laid back charm. The sunrise and sunset are equally beautiful, and the tropical jungles and streams upland also make for a quick attraction. You could spend a single afternoon – or thousands – combing up and down the beach and still remark at its unscathed allure. While many warn of riptides, sharks, and belligerent locals, the magic of Honoliʻi Beach Park far outweighs the negative aspects. So grab your boards and meet us out there!
Also known as
Electricity, Picnic Area, Drinking Water, Outdoor Shower, Restrooms
7 Days a week 9:30am - 4:45pm
No Camping Allowed
180 Kahoa St
Hilo , HI 96720