Surfing fun at Honolii Beach in Hilo, Hawaii

The only major surfing area in Hilo and the east side of the Big Island, Honolii is a very popular beach park for boogie boarding and surfing fun on the beach area. Very busy during the weekends, it you are in boogie board or surfing fun on the east side, then check out Honolii Beach Park.

The beach is more pebble, black sand, broken coral and smooth glass more so than sandy beach, but that’s fine for the many locals that come here primarily for wave action. The waves are strong during the winter months and constant, during the summer it is more intermediate to beginner waves that are easy enough to practice on.

Surfing fun at Honolii Beach in Hilo, Hawaii

Directions on getting to Honolii

Just two miles west of downtown Hilo is Honolii located at Mile Marker 4 in the Alae subdivision, Make a right turn on Nahala street and then left turn at the Kahoa street.

Parking is on the street and go down the short flight of stairs to the beach park area.

Directions on getting to Honolii

Wave action at Honolii

Attractions and Amenities

There are picnic areas and barbeque spots around the beach

Restroom and showering facilities at the park

Life guard station to oversee the safety measures on the beach

Swimming is not suitable on the beach but further towards the Honolii stream that feeds into the beach park on the north end of the beach

A popular non-surfing activity is to beach comb and look for shells, polished glass and interesting rocks on the beach

The beach is also a popular fishing area

Drive through the back road areas with waterfalls, lush jungle and quiet roads

Attractions and Amenities
Back road areas past honolii

Honolii Beach Park 7
Quiet roads past Honolii

Waterfalls and bridges past Honolii

Other attractions in the Hilo area

Explore one of the most scenic waterfalls in town at Rainbow Falls

Enjoy some fun at Coconut Island in Hilo Bay

Check out the Hilo Farmers Market for delicious produce, snacks and take out foods

Experience the aquamarine pools and lagoons at Carlsmith Beach Park

Go kayaking, Sup or water fun on family friendly Reeds Bay Beach Park

 Richardson Ocean Park – A local popular beach with sandy and rocky inlets and lots of turtles.

Enjoy some cool and fun Things to do around Hilo town

Check out the impressive Waterfalls of the Big Island

Explore the cool caves above Hilo at Kaumana Caves State Park

Visit Lili’uokalani Garden in Hilo – a beautiful Japanese garden that is ocean front on the Hilo Bay.

Have you been to Honolii Beach?

Have you been to Honolii Beach?

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