Holidays in Keaukaha Beach Park

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Keaukaha Beach Park showing rugged coastline

Snorkel in the clear waters at this beautiful spot, where gaps in the volcanic ocean floor hide a wealth of marine life.

If nature fascinates you, spend a day at Keaukaha Beach Park, where a huge array of animals hide out beneath the waves. This popular oceanfront area is a must-visit snorkeling site. When the waters are calm, don your mask and scan the ocean floor for all kinds of fascinating creatures. Swim all the way out to the protective reef that keeps this section of coastline sheltered.

It is the beach park’s natural form that makes it such an ideal place for enjoying the water. Despite its name, there is no classic sandy beach here. Instead, this stretch of coastline is formed from hardened lava. This means you should be extra careful when exploring it, as it can be craggy and uneven underfoot. But it’s this specific texture that creates countless cracks and tiny caves for crabs, fish and other animals to live in, making the area especially rich in marine life.

Bring your family here on a weekday afternoon and make the most of the sheltered location of the oceanfront area. There should be very few other visitors to disturb you at this time. Swim out to the reef that acts as a block to more powerful waves and helps tame the waters near the coast. On your way, scan the rocks beneath you for sea anemones and shellfish, but be ready to encounter larger animals such as turtles too. Reach the reef itself to explore an equally varied treasure trove of wildlife.

Afterward, have a picnic on the wide grassy area that’s perfect for post-snorkeling relaxation. Imagine you’ve stepped into a postcard as you enjoy the striking Hawaiian view spread out before you, complete with gorgeous rocky coastline and bright blue waters.

Keaukaha Beach Park is well served by all the facilities you need for a stress-free day out. These include a parking lot, public restrooms and showers and picnic tables. Reach the park from downtown Hilo by car in less than 15 minutes, driving eastwards and following the signs. Make sure you bring your swimsuit and snorkeling mask, and be prepared to explore a whole other world hidden beneath the waves.

322 Cheap Hotels Near Keaukaha Beach Park

Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
3.5 out of 5
71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
The price is AU$260 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
Located in Keaukaha, this golf hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hamakua Heritage Corridor and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from University of Hawaii at Hilo. Naniloa Country ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (994 reviews)
"Friendly staff and walking distance to great park"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2021

Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
4 out of 5
93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
The price is AU$306 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Located in Keaukaha, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coconut Island Park and Port of Hilo. Hilo Farmers Market and Mokupapapa Discovery Center are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (943 reviews)
"Near a beautiful Japanese garden style park and the ocean. Peaceful setting."

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2022

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
SCP Hilo Hotel
SCP Hilo Hotel
3.5 out of 5
126 Banyan Way, Hilo, HI
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The price is AU$283 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Located in Keaukaha, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Coconut Island Park and Liliuokalani Park and Gardens. Port of Hilo and Hilo Farmers Market ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (96 reviews)
"Very pretty!!"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2022

SCP Hilo Hotel
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Top Keaukaha Beach Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
2.5 out of 5
175 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI
The price is AU$209 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
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Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
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4 out of 5
93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
The price is AU$306 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
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SCP Hilo Hotel
SCP Hilo Hotel
3.5 out of 5
126 Banyan Way, Hilo, HI
The price is AU$283 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
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Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
3.5 out of 5
71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
The price is AU$260 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
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Aarons Cottage
Aarons Cottage
2 out of 5
54 Keokea Loop, Hilo, HI
The price is AU$216 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
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Arnott's Lodge
Arnott's Lodge
2.5 out of 5
98 Apapane Road, Hilo, HI
The price is AU$227 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
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Keaukaha House
98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, HI
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Aaron's Beach House - NEWly Renovated Private home with a 5 min walk to beach
Aaron's Beach House - NEWly Renovated Private home with a 5 min walk to beach
17 Lihikai Rd, Hilo, HI
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Garden View Room - Oceanfront Hilo Beach House Inn & Yoga Wellness Atelier
Garden View Room - Oceanfront Hilo Beach House Inn & Yoga Wellness Atelier
23 Machida Ln, Hilo, HI
Garden View Room - Oceanfront Hilo Beach House Inn & Yoga Wellness Atelier
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