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About Hilo Bayfront Beach on Hilo & East Island, Hawaii

Hilo Bayfront Beach is the largest sandiest beach in the Hilo area – by far. But it’s not your typical touristy sunbathing beach. On any given day this beach might be mostly deserted except for a few locals or the local canoe clubs. Still it’s a worthy destination if you are out walking around at the Hilo waterfront.

This gray and brown sand beach is gradually sloping and covered in driftwood in many places. It only gets small waves that manage to get around the Hilo Breakwater and make it to the back of Hilo Bay.

Hilo Bayfront Park is home to several outrigger canoe clubs and sailing clubs. Their picturesque boats are stored all along the park behind the beach.

Launching hand-carried boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards is easy at this beach and you can paddle them into Waiakea Pond in Wailoa River State Recreation Area. The Wailoa River mouth is adjacent to Bayfront Beach and leads right into the pond.

Motorboats and other “thrill crafts” can land on the beach, but are not permitted to launch on it. There is a boat launch at Wailoa Boat Harbor located at the intersection of Manono St and Kuawa St.

1241 Bayfront Hwy
Hilo, HI 96720
Park Name
Hilo Bayfront Beach Park, Russell Carroll Mo'oheau County Park
Other Names
Hilo Bay Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed at county beach parks
Free day-use parking
Swimming, Fishing, Beach Walking
Walking Path, Restrooms, Showers, Picnic Tables, Drinking Water, Driftwood
8:36 am, June 18, 2024
temperature icon 75°F
L: 73° H: 78°
Feels like 76.48 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 4.69
Precipitation: 0.01 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:41 am
Sunset: 7:01 pm
Humidity 87 %
Pressure1020 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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