Beaches on the East Side of the Big Island

east side beaches

West Hawaii has its sandy white beaches, but East Hawaii has its blue lagoons and tidepools for swimming! We take you to four of Hilo’s beaches located about 10 minutes out of the city center. We rode our bikes to all the beach parks, which saves you from finding parking, if you go.
Here are the parks in the video and more info about each one:
1. Lehia Park - (You can bring your dogs!)
2. Carlsmith Beach Park-
3. Onekahakaha Beach Park-
4. Richardson Beach Park-

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Julie Ziemelis

Julie Ziemelis is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, blogger and vlogger in Kailua Kona. She created and moderates the “365 Things to Do in Kona” page and the Kona Newbies group on Facebook. She blogs at and and vlogs with her husband, Eric, at “365Hawaii” on YouTube. Julie also authored the books, “How to Move to Kona” and the “Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii”. You will most likely find Julie in Kona hiking, running, biking, taking photos and sharing Aloha.

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