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Spencer Beach Park

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Address: Highway 270, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743

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Little Gem

A small, mainly locals beach with a gentle slope off so great for kids. It can look shabby with campers (and homeless) at each end but it has a good vibe for a place to relax... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
San Jose, California
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a family oriented sandy beach with a shallow, sandy wading area - great for kids! It's a good place for folks who are just learning how to snorkel - there's not a lot to see but the waves are calm and it's an easy place to learn. Mostly locals - lots of folks tent camping on the weekends... More 

Thank Denali_Adventures
Waimea, Hawaii
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent beach to gather for family gatherings. There are ample BBQs and the sea is gentle and perfect for toddlers and small children.

Thank KamuelaFoodies
Las Vegas, Nevada
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47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site and just happen to literally stumble upon this quaint park. The beach itself was beautiful and clean; there were a few other beach goers and a nice family throwing a luau. We were going to travel down to one of the larger, more developed beaches but decided to spend... More 

Thank dtoliphant7
Boulder, Colorado
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909 reviews
483 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This was the place we always brought the kids to swim and camp, until they learned how to swim. There were aways problems then, with homeless, trash,bathrooms etc. and there still is. Too bad. It's still an ok place for kids to swim.

Thank Miriahm D
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Nice beach with facilities. A nice beach for the kids and a good place to watch the sunset. The beach has shade and picnic tables. The surf was not rough when we were there and was a sandy beach.

Thank Debbie E
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A small, mainly locals beach with a gentle slope off so great for kids. It can look shabby with campers (and homeless) at each end but it has a good vibe for a place to relax, soak up the sun and have a paddle. Parking is close to the beach and it's free. Add the fact it is part of... More 

Thank glazedover62
Dixon, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Spencer beach has very nice sandy beach, decent shade areas when you want to escape the sun. Not the beach for you if you want piece & quiet. A great family oriented beach. Clean, bathroom, camping if your looking for that. .parkings never been a problem. We have visited this beach several times....weekdays are quieter.

Thank jimpatti10
Kamuela, hawaii
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Not my favorite beach to swim at, however one of the best for small children. I have three children two of which are under 5 and can't swim. At Spencer's the water is calm enough that I don't have to worry about them being pulled in.. the down side is that the water quality is kind of horrible.. very murky,... More 

Thank josephsH6936VP
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Visit this park. Bring your lunch and chairs. You can change here. There is plenty of parking. Swimming is sometimes more difficult but fun.

Thank Mitch R
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

In the cool months, this beach is a 10 minute drive from Waimea to warmer weather. This is one of the few sand beaches on the Big Island. It's clean, has bathrooms, plenty of picnic tables and shade. Walking out into the water there are rocks so bring water shoes.

Thank Marlene S

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