Take your booked rental car from Rainbow Car Rentals to visit these awesome beaches in Hilo. We have license for rental!

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When you’re in the process of booking a rental car for your trip to visit The Big Island of Hawaii, come to Rainbow Car Rentals. We are the most affordable local car rental and we have a license for rental!

After booking your rental car and getting to the island, make sure that you visit these beaches in Hilo, Hawaii. Our office is located in the heart of Hilo-town, so you have quick access to all of these beautiful oceanfront spots.

Below you will find a list of the best beaches in Hilo, Hawaii starting with the top rated one on Google. Mahalo.

Carlsmith Beach Park

  • Google Rating: 4.7 out of 1.630 Google reviews

  • Hours: 7 AM to 8 PM

  • Address: 1815 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

  • Activities: swim, snorkel, sea turtle-watch, picnic

The Carlsmith Beach Park has beautiful shallow waters where you can catch sight of sea turtles swimming. Enter the waters in the area with easy stone stairs and arm rails. The beach does not have big waves. They are mellow. This tropical area is a place to see. So, take your best rental car to this beach during your trip!

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Wai’olena Beach Park

  • Google Rating: 4.7 out of 100 Google reviews

  • Hours: 6 AM to 8:30 PM

  • Address: Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

  • Activities: walk, run, swim, sea turtle-watch, picnic (tables)

The Wai’olena Beach Park is a quiet beach area with more walking grounds compared to other beaches in the area. There are also picnic tables to enjoy a meal with a group of friends. Swim in the shallow waters and visit the sea turtles as well. Don’t forget to visit this park after booking your rental car.

Keaukaha Beach Park

  • Google Rating: 4.7 out of 323 Google reviews

  • Hours: 6 AM to 9 PM

  • Address: 27 Apapane Rd, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

  • Activities: walk, run, swim, sea-turtle watch, picnic (blanket)

The Keaukaha Beach Park is a perfect place to bring children, toys, and a blanket for a picnic. There are large grassy fields alongside the shoreline. Hang out in the sun and lounge in the grass all day. Remember, we have license for rental. Book your rental car today!

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Richardson Ocean Park

  • Google Rating: 4.6 out of 1.690 Google reviews

  • Hours: 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM

  • Address: 2355 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

  • Activities: swim, snorkel, sea-turtle watch, picnic, hammock

The Richardson Ocean Park is a well-known spot for snorkeling. The area has different levels of waters to swim in, so it’s great location to bring kids or adults. The black sand beach provides lovely soft tides to enjoy the waters. Plus, there are grassy field and palm trees to relax and pitch a hammock. This spot is an easy visit from Rainbow Car Rental’s office in Hilo.

Onekahakaha Beach Park

  • Google Rating: 4.6 out of 975 Google reviews

  • Hours: 7 AM to 9 PM

  • Address: 74 Onekahakaha Rd, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

  • Activities: swim, kayak, outdoor play equipment, explore tide pools, sea turtle-watch, picnic (tables)

The Onekahakaha Beach Park has large swimming areas and a life guard station. Walk along the sidewalk and find many different tide pools to explore. Search for interesting sea creatures and find turtles as well. Be sure to pack a lunch and enjoy some shade. After you pick up you best rental car ever, go and enjoy this beach park.

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Coconut Island

  • Google Rating: 4.5 out of 64 Google reviews

  • Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

  • Address: 77 Keliipio Pl, Hilo HI 96720

  • Activities: swim, jump off dive towers, outdoor play equipment, picnic (tables & blankets)

Coconut Island is a very fun secluded area. It’s the perfect place to stop and hangout when you’re in Hilo. Take a quick jump off of one of the two diving platforms into the water. Enjoy the grassy fields. And don’t forget to stroll the Lili’uokalani Japanese Gardens when you’re there! This area has easy parking for your best rental car from Rainbow Car Rentals.

This list does not include all of the amazing beaches that you can visit in Hilo, Hawaii. However, they are the best rated. We hope that you have a chance to visit them all.

Before you come to Hawaii, book your best rental car from us — Rainbow Car Rentals. We have the most affordable prices. So come and drive the streets like a local and explore. Aloha.