Lele'iwi Beach Park & Richardson Beach, Big Island, Hawaii
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Lelewi Beach Park on the Big Island of Hawaii is a shallow bay that is a greatsnorkeling site on the east side of the island.
Richardson Beach (also known as Richardson's Ocean Park) is adjacent is the Leleiwi Beach Park.
The name Richardson comes from its original owner and builder of the still-standing home there, Elsa and George Richardson. Today the beach is a public park, and the home is occupied and operated as the Richardson Ocean Center. Richardson Beach is the only beach in the Hilo area with black sand. It is located near the end of Kalanianaʻole, where Leleiwi street leads to an undeveloped coastal access area known as Lehia Park.
The Richardson Ocean Center has picnic pavilions, restrooms, parking and showers.
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