Onekahakaha Beach Park

Phone (808) 961-8311
4 stars from 3 reviews
Address Onekahakaha Rd, Hilo, HI 96720
Great place for keiki (kids) to swim. Protected from the open ocean.

• Facilities: ADA Accessible • Facilities: Bathrooms
• Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Lifeguard
• Facilities: Picnic Tables • Facilities: Playground Equipment
• Facilities: Showers • Type: Kid Friendly
• Type: Protected From Open Ocean • Type: Shady
• Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Good / Plenty
• Good For: Fishing • Good For: Snorkeling
• Good For: SUP

Matt Anderson's Take
Onekahakaha Beach Park is a unique and interesting beach park with lots to offer and you'll find it in the Hilo of Hawaii's Big Island. If you have keiki (children) then this is a great beach to try out.

The most noteable features here are the natural tide pools along with the lagoon area. All areas are well protected from the open ocean. As long as the ocean waves aren't crashing over the rock walls, this should be a safe option for the kids.

Onekahakaha beach also has full facilities that include bathrooms, showers, picnic tables, lifeguard, and a playground area. It's a popular place so expect it to be busy on weekends.

There is usually plenty of parking to go around, with much of it in the shade. Speaking of shade, there is a lot of grassy lawn area that is shaded as well.

What you won't find is a lot of sandy beach area. There is some sand beach here and the lagoon area has a sandy bottom. Another unique feature is the concrete path that leads out to the lagoon area with stairs that lead into the water. Pretty neat and unique feature.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
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Great beach for families with smaller children since the waters here are often calm and clear and having a lifeguard nearby is also a big plus.
Lori H
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 234
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Onekahakaha Beach is the best beach to take children to in Hilo. The water is shallow and there are lifeguards close by. There are a few big pavilions which are pretty clean and are a good place to hold birthday parties. The parking lot is huge which is a big plus because most of the other beaches in Hilo are very limited on parking.
Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
Perfect beach park for picnics, and little children. The lagoons are well protected, and is so calm, it's like a swimming pool. On weekends, the park can be crowded since this is a popular beach with the locals.

The pavilion is also very nice, but you'll need to arrive early to hold a spot for your party. One of my favorite beach parks in Hilo
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