Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park

Phone (800) 648-2441
3.5 stars from 5 reviews
Address 36-1047 Laupahoehoe Point Rd, Laupahoehoe, HI 96764
No sand here, very rocky, but offers great views and scenery.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: BBQ Grills
• Facilities: Camping • Facilities: Grassy Area
• Facilities: Picnic Tables • Facilities: Showers
• Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Sunrises

Full Description
Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, or The Point as it's often called, is located in the Laupahoehoe area on the east side of the Big Island, north of Hilo. Although this is not a sandy beach, it's all rocks, it's a very popular place and worth a stop just to see.

This beach park has full facilities so it's also a great place to picnic. There is a memorial located here, it's to remember those who were lost in the 1946 Tsunami that hit this area.

Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
Cool area to see and explore and watch some raw nature in action. Bring a camera, you'll get some amazing ocean and landscape shots here.
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 16
Likes Received: 2
We stopped here while driving from Hilo to Kona just to check things out. The grounds were well maintained and the forested area was very nice. While this is not a beach park for swimming, many locals were using the old ramp area for body surfing. The waves looked ferocious! It was interesting to hear some of the history about the area after we visited... a school house here was destroyed by a tsunami many years ago, killing the teachers and students. Respect nature!
Heather M
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 57
Likes Received: 8
Visited in July 2011. We flew into Hilo but made arrangements for lodging in Kona. We took the Hawaiian Belt Rd from Hilo to Kona and decided to stop here for a quick little side visit. The road was windy and bumpy, but short. The campground location was nice and surrounded by water. Definitely not an area to "beach it" as it is rocky and the waves are rough, but many people were out there wakeboarding or body surfing!
Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
This beach park is actually joined with Laupahoehoe Memorial Park, which was created in memory of the 20 children, and 4 teachers who were killed by a 1946 tsunami. The short road down to the beach is pretty, with a few lush tropical trees lining the road in a sparsely populated residential neighborhood.

The beach park has a large grassy area, restrooms, and a bouldery beach where surfers sometimes hit the waves. As far as a beach goes, it's pretty to look at, but not very functional since there aren't any sandy areas. But it is a nice beach park, and a pleasant stop while touring the Hilo side of the Big Island.
Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 27
Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park received an overall rating of 4.5 stars from dozens of reviews.
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