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Isaac Hale Beach Park

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Address: 13-101 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Big Island in 3 Days: Snorkeling, Hiking, Camping and Volcanoes National Park
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Everything but sand

Isaac Hale Beach Park is popularly known as Pohoiki (poho - eeky). It has the only boat ramp in the district, servicing the local fishermen as well as the boats that take folks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked and took the Kalapana Lava Boat Tour which picked up from this park. Not a huge beach area, but there is a boat ramp, and if you walk around tot he right hand side of the boat ramP and walk along the edge of coast lie for about 80-100 yards on your right hand side set down into... More 

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Honolulu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Isaac Hale Beach Park is popularly known as Pohoiki (poho - eeky). It has the only boat ramp in the district, servicing the local fishermen as well as the boats that take folks down the coast to view the lava. There are several surf breaks, varying from fairly mellow to perilously crazy. Most of the time there is a strong... More 

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for an afternoon drive. For a Thursday afternoon, the park was very busy. Water was nice and clear, though we didn't go in. We Grabbed a milkshake from the ice cream truck and continued on our cruise!

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Rochester, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very active park with the locals. They surf and swim here, but it seems risky for non league calls due to roughness of water and boat launch. Pretty views

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Flower Mound, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a lava boat tour from here. See that review on Kalpana Cultural Tours. This park is good for picnics or a swim with locals. Do NOT try the Hawaiian Shave Ice at the yellow food truck as it was grainy (much like a snow cone back on mainland) and not at all representative of a great Shave Ice.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We are staying near Pahoa on the east side of the island. Looking for a beach to take a 4 year old. Ended up here earlier today. Beautiful park. It is really a boat ramp and we were lucky enough to see boats come in. Extremely rapid way of taking boats up the ramp. Best swimming in the ramp area... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Pull off the road ..Watch the waves break along the ragged edge of the volcanic cliffs. Picnic tables, grill,and bathrooms. Good fishing spot. It is a local night time hangout so be responsible to the land and culture.

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La Conner, WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We happened on this park while driving to the end of Hwy 137. There was boat launching. Swimming. Surfing, picnicking. River shoes important in that much lava and uneven surfaces. It didn't appear that surfing was too good - small waves .

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1 Thank Judy M
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This a a clean park with nice views, buts it's primary purpose is its boat ramp, so don't be misled by its title. There were people swimming there, but to me there were better places close by your swim of you wanted to. Great boat ramp though!

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Auburn, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great snorkeling beach with picnic and bathroom facilities. The parking lot is large. There are short hikes in the area. This is where you can pick up a boat to ride out to where the lava flows into the ocean. Fascinating.

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