Carlsmith Beach Park

Carlsmith Beach Park
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Phone (808) 961-8311
Address 1815 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, HI 96720
Protected lagoon, great for snorkeling and swimming.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Lifeguard • Facilities: Picnic Tables • Facilities: Showers
• Type: Kid Friendly • Type: Protected From Open Ocean • Type: Shady • Sand Type: White • Parking: Good / Plenty
• Good For: Fishing • Good For: Snorkeling • Good For: Swimming • Good For: Turtle Sightings

Carlsmith Beach Park is located right next to James Kealoha Beach Park / 4 Mile Beach in Hilo on the east side of Hawaii's Big Island. It's a large and well protected white sand lagoon. You won't find a sandy beach area here though.

Because it's well protected from the open ocean, it's a great area to swim and snorkel. It's also a great place for a picnic or to do some fishing. It has full facilities that include a lifeguard, showers, restrooms, and picnic areas.

It's quite popular with locals so expect it to get crowded on the weekends. In addition to the locals, it's also common to see turtles around here.

You'll find one parking lot right along the side of the road. If that one is full you can use the other unmarked parking lot just east of the Mauna Loa Shores condo complex. Just make sure you do not parking in the Mauna Loa Shores parking lot.