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Coconut Island, Hilo

4.2
#3 of 9 in Nature in Hilo
Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Once the site of a hospital, Coconut Island today serves as a popular beach and outdoor spot in the city. Make your way to the small island via the footbridge, grab a spot on the grass, and kick back with a picnic or a book as you sit surrounded by palm trees. Alternatively, go for a dip from one of the pint-sized beaches or explore the few remaining traces of the old hospital foundation. Be sure to bring your camera, as the island offers sweeping views of the ocean and coastline around you, as well as views across the bay to Hilo. You'll have access to picnic tables and public restrooms on the island. Take a look at our Hilo trip planning app to schedule your visit to Coconut Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It's a lovely walk, particularly if you go through the park and do a loop. There's an interesting interpretive sign that shows water levels during past tsunamis. Sobering! 
    It's a lovely walk, particularly if you go through the park and do a loop. There's an interesting interpretive sign that shows water levels during past tsunamis. Sobering!  more »
  • What I loved most about Coconut Island is its history posted on the island. It described a bit of how they lived on the island and how they evacuated during one of the tsunamis. There are markings....  more
    What I loved most about Coconut Island is its history posted on the island. It described a bit of how they lived on the island and how they evacuated during one of the tsunamis. There are markings....  more »
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  • Great place to relax and bring children.
  • Beautiful place

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