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Spencer Beach Park

Spencer Beach Park Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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The best keiki beach on the island

Spencer Beach feels unlike the others on the Big Island. There's a good mix of visitors and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brad W
Seattle, Washington

Stopped here after getting turned away from Mauna Kea Resort. This beach and park area is nice and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
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“great beach” (18 reviews)
“picnic tables” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Spencer Beach Park Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spencer Beach feels unlike the others on the Big Island. There's a good mix of visitors and locals, and it just feels less 'showy' than the other more popular beaches. Perhaps the biggest benefit is the smooth water. In 5 or 6 visits, there has...More

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after getting turned away from Mauna Kea Resort. This beach and park area is nice and fairly clean. Unfortunately the winter waves had churned up the water and made visibility very poor. Just keep an eye of the weather before you go. People...More

Thank RallyGabe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like to go here for afternoon picnics at sunset. Lifeguard on duty. Sandy beach easy to enter for all ages. When waves are high every place else Spencer beach is calm. Lots of picnic tables. Also public camping, book online. Showers, bathrooms and Hapuna...More

1  Thank StacyFromHawaii
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We wandered down for the sunset and returned the next day to take a look at the history and grand temple (with appropriately gruesome accompanying tales) of Kamehameha the Great. The trails around the park give ocean and lagoon vistas to delight a photographer.

Thank aztxca1
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Perfect beach for relaxing, not for surfing. Would be great for little kids. We stopped after a long hike and rested and relaxed in the sun. Such a great beach. I would definitely recommend it!

Thank MammaLax
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We live locally and use to visit Spenser all the time. Too many tents now, water is not as clear as beach 69, Hapuna or Mauna Kea. Overall there are better beaches. If you have very small children generally there are not many waves here...More

1  Thank TomfromHawaii
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Before driving back to the Hilo side of the island, we decided to check this park out. We are expecting our 2nd child in December and this name is in the running, so we had to check it out. I'm glad we did, it was...More

1  Thank smcrawford38
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Our friends introduced us to this beach, well north on the island. It is has a calm ocean, slow sloping sand in the water so keiki's (kids) can enjoy with safety. We were there on a Sunday, and I was amazed that, although there were...More

2  Thank mll
Reviewed 14 August 2017

After visiting the historical site we came down t this area by coincidence. They have a huge Tamarind tree in the middle of the beach and also other chances to have some shadow. The water was perfect. It was mixing warm water with colder water...More

1  Thank mhaushh14
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family stopped to visit a nearby Heiau that had a trail down to Spencer Beach Park. Several other reviewers say this is a great Beach to swim at, but a very short distance away your warned not...More

1  Thank Nazsnaz
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Allen L
31 December 2016|
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Response from bill s | Reviewed this property |
Don't know for sure. If the rocks are light in weight and shiny-black, they're lava. Heavy black rocks may not be or may be lava based.