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Coconut Island, Hilo

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#3 of 7 in Nature in Hilo
Island Nature / Park
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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  • beautiful walk around a small island and across a bridge where fish are plentiful. the walk around the park is easy and relaxing and the sites are glorious all around. this is a place where locals lik...  more »
  • A Beautiful place for a breakfast picnic to see an amazing sunrise. Stop on your way around the island.  more »
  • Very pretty area just off Banyan drive. Nice views of Hilo. Good place for swimming with shower facilities. Covered picnic area in case of rain. Locals like to hang out here.  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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