Family friendly fun at Reeds Bay Beach Park in Hilo, Hawaii

Reeds Bay Beach Park is one of the easiest and family friendly beaches to enjoy around Hilo’s Banyan Drive area. With nice calm and shallow waters, this is the perfect beach for kids to play in and with nice amenities, picnic areas and bathrooms with shower facilities this is an easy Hilo beach that is also a very popular spot to visit on the weekends.

Family friendly fun at Reeds Bay Beach Park in Hilo, Hawaii

How to get to Reeds Bay Beach Park

Just a short walk from the various hotels on Banyan Drive, from Hilo it’s a relatively fast drive down Kamehameha Blvd and then a right on Banyan Drive passing through Lili’uokalani gardens and the hotels on Banyan Drive. Parking is basically on the streets and the beach is on the left-hand side.

How to get to Reeds Bay Beach Park

Things to do at Reeds Bay Beach Park

An easy and popular beach area especially on the weekends, recreation and water sports is the thing to try out here and you can also rent out water toys like kayaks, SUP boards from some of the local hotels in the area. Beach fun includes:

Snorkeling the beach and rocky cove areas

Kayaking the small inlets and out around the bay

Practice your SUP board skills or floating on a fun inflatable

Barbeque areas with Picnic tables are also available around the park area

Watch local kids jump off the railings close to Ponds Restaurant

Have a nice meal close by at Ponds, Coconut Grill or any of the hotel restaurants in the area.

Things to do at Reeds Bay

Places to see around Reeds Beach Park area

There are a variety of attractions that are an easy walk from the Reeds Beach Park various areas around Banyan drive where the hotels are mostly located for Hilo.

Banyan Drive – a street that is covered with mature banyan trees and planted by historic government and popular figures that visited the park. The trees are mature and create a beautiful canopy on the street where hotels for Hilo accommodations are plentiful

Enjoy the many restaurants close to Reeds Bay on Banyan Drive

Enjoy the many restaurants – in the Banyan Drive hotels or surrounding area with Ponds, Coconut Grill, Suisan market and Hilo Bay Cafe

Coconut Island – close to Lili’uokalani gardens and a short walk through a bridge is this island that used to be a place of refuge in ancient times and is now a popular family-oriented park with two small bridges, a lava tower and gorgeous views looking out on the bay and Hilo town.

Lili'uokalani gardens off Banyan Drive

Lili’uokalani Gardens – a beautiful historic Japanese garden with beautiful landscape filled with tori gates, bridges and pagodas, stone lanterns and large Japanese foo dogs and even a beautiful authentic tea house to visit in the park.

Suisan Fish market – a popular market for local seafood that is caught in the area. There is a deli counter for takeout fish orders and different kinds of poke bowls and other prepared foods for sale including different kinds of seafood.

Public walkway to Hilo – you can follow the walkway that travels right next to Hilo bay all the way to downtown Hilo. This is a great way to enjoy the bay and scenery when you want to just walk to town and enjoy the outdoors here

Canoe club buildings – On Hilo bay, you can check out competing canoe clubs from the area practicing daily after hours and launching into Hilo Bay and doing their drills and other practice techniques for competition meetups around the island and state.

Carlsmith Beach Park (4-Mile) – A unique beach area that is family friendly with pools, islands and lagoons to explore and enjoy the gorgeous aquamarine pools with tropical fish and green sea turtles.

Richardson Ocean Beach – a the end of beaches in Hilo, this beach is black and green sand with cool marine life and tropical fish perfect for snorkeling, swimming and exploring.

hilo old town waterfront 2

Explore Hilo town and all the cool things to do around Hilo area from a short drive or Uber into town.

visiting Hilo and surrounding areas in East Hawaii

Further reading to visiting Hilo and surrounding areas in East Hawaii

Waterfalls of the Big Island

Big Island hike to Narnia

Visit to Rainbow Falls

Check out the cool Painted Church in Kalapana

A visit to Lava Tree State Park in Pahoa

Exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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