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Island of Hawai’i - South Hilo: Map 6

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Map: South Hilo 6

1. Hilo Breakwater (State) – Rocky shoreline just inside Hilo Breakwater. Fishing. No facilities. Extremely hazardous waves, currents and footing on breakwater. Pedestrian access open 24 hours. Vehicular access open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Vehicular access road off Kalaniana`ole Avenue next to east side of Aloha Petroleum fuel storage tanks to Puhi Bay and the Hilo Breakwater.

2. Keaukaha Beach Park (State/DHHL) – Rocky beach with some pocket sand/pebble areas. Fishing and popular summer park for surfing, swimming and extended summer camping (by D.H.H.L. permit only between Memorial Day and Labor Day). Restrooms and limited parking. Hazardous waves, currents and footing. Pedestrian access open 24 hours. Vehicular access gate closes at 8 p.m. Park is located between Kalaniana`ole Avenue and shoreline just east of the Hilo Breakwater.

3. Brown’s Beach (County) – Small white sand beach, tide pools & lava rock shoreline. Swimming, surfing, fishing, hiking, nature study. Limited parking on Keokea Loop, no facilities. Hazardous waves, currents and footing. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pedestrian only access to the northern portion of Onekahakaha Beach Park (formerly Lihikai State Park) from the end of Keokea Loop.

4. Keokea Point (County) – Rocky shoreline with tide pool marsh area and some sandy areas. Hiking, fishing, nature study. Undeveloped area of Onekahakaha Beach Park with no facilities other than a trash can. Hazardous footing, waves and currents. Pedestrian access to north part of Keokea Point from a small, unpaved parking area at the end of Lihikai Road.

5. Onekahakaha Beach Park (County) – This popular beach park at the end of Onekahakaha Road contains a sheltered sandy swimming lagoon and a rocky shoreline. Swimming, fishing, picnicking, horseshoes. Lifeguards, restrooms, picnic tables, pavilions with electricity, fire pits, showers, drinking water, ADA accessible. Hazardous waves and currents outside protected swimming area. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. More information is available at the County of Hawai`i Department of Parks and Recreation website or call (808) 961-8311.

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