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Coconut Island, Hilo
(3.9/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Coconut Island during your Hilo vacation using our convenient Hilo vacation route planner.
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  • Many tide pool areas to view and picture. Great swimming, picnicking, and a great place to exercise. 
  • Coconut Island is the remnant of a volcanic island washed away by a tsunami. There is a tiny island, accessible by a pedestrian bridge, on which there is a small friendly Park and tiny beaches but that allow to bathe in the middle of tropical fish and sea turtles that live in Hilo Bay, all in the city. It is in scope of the large hotel Naniloa of Hilo where we were staying and it allowed us to enjoy an hour and a half of free late in the day in a very pleasant way.
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  • I would recommend coming here to anyone who wants to see how the locals kick it. Great place to swim, for families and kids. The sunrise is amazing here, and the sunset will take your breath away.