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Coconut Island, Hilo

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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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  • October 2, 2017
    Staying nearby made a short jaunt to Coconut Island very easy. A cute little place to watch the sunrise, see the colorful fishes of the lava wreaths, and watch see turtles.  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    We just walked around and people watched. Dogs swimming family gatherings, fishing, barbeques diving from rocks and bridge  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    What a great spot for a picnic. Lots of kids, family friendly. Great views and sunset over Mauna Kea  more »

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A convenient starting point for any exploration of the eastern portion of the Island of Hawaii, Hilo features many air-conditioned hostels, ideally priced for backpackers and other travelers not intending to spend a great deal of time indoors. For additional amenities and more privacy, book a room at a private bed and breakfast or small hotel near the town's best beaches. To stay closer to the hub of tourist action, consider a mid-range inn located in one of the old buildings in Hilo's historic downtown area.
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