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Carlsmith Beach Park, also referred to as James Kealoha Beach Park or Four Miles, is one of the Big Island's best family beach destinations, with a swimming pool-type atmosphere and water conditions due to a surrounding coastal reef and lava formations. The cool, calm water beach is a prime spot for snorkeling near Hilo, offering opportunities to interact with sea turtles in their native habitats. Areas are also offered for surfing and for pole and spear fishing. Lifeguards are staffed at the beach on weekends and holidays, with public amenities available, including showers, restrooms, and day-use picnic areas. Despite the lack of a sandy beach shore, the beach offers ample area for sunbathing along a beautiful well-manicured lawn area. Visitors can access the beach via Highway 137, just a 10-minute drive from Hilo's downtown district.
1815 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-961-8311
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