Hilo

Carlsmith Beach

Good for Relax
7.8
 / 10 Very good
#128 out of 282
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+22 oC +19 oC
Air temperature
5.5 M/S
Wind
+24 oC
Water temperature
2.7 M
Wave height

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Beach overall scores

Water
Exceptional
9.5/10
Cover
Very good
8.3/10
Cleanliness
Good
7/10
Amenities
Frustrating
4.3/10
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"The beach is absolutely stunning! During our visit, we were fortunate enough to witness several sea turtles. Additionally, the beach has unique black sand, which adds to its charm."
Lila AbiRaad
"This is definitely a beach worth checking out. The weather was scorching hot and the sun was shining brightly when he visited. One of the great things about this charming, secluded lagoon was that we could sit on the grass without getting too sandy. It's a perfect spot for young kids to swim safely in the sheltered lagoon while still having access to the open ocean. The wate..."
Larissa Monteverdi
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Booking.com
"The beach is absolutely stunning! During our visit, we were fortunate enough to witness several sea turtles. Additionally, the beach has unique black sand, which adds to its charm."
Lila AbiRaad
"This is definitely a beach worth checking out. The weather was scorching hot and the sun was shining brightly when he visited. One of the great things about this charming, secluded lagoon was that we could sit on the grass without getting too sandy. It's a perfect spot for young kids to swim safely in the sheltered lagoon while still having access to the open ocean. The wate..."
Larissa Monteverdi
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Beach surroundings

Restaurants

  • The Seaside Restaura... 3 min walk
  • Center Plate Restaur... 2.4km
  • Uncle Miles Kitchen 2.5km
  • Ocean Front Kitchen 3.1km

Attractions

  • Wai'olena Beach Park 13 min walk
  • Lehia Beach Park 27 min walk
  • Blue Hawaiian Helico... 2.6km
  • Moku Ola / Coconut I... 4.3km

Transport

  • ITO 2.6km
  • Hele-On Mo'oheau Bus... 6.1km

Localities

  • Hilo 6.3km
  • Honolulu 342.4km

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Questions and answers

What is the water and sand quality of the Carlsmith Beach?

The coastline of Carlsmith Beach is covered with unusual black sand. It's very clean, the surface has a mixed fraction. Turquoise and clear water sparkles in the sun. The entrance to the water is sandy, which makes it very comfortable.

What are the key activities at Carlsmith Beach?

For the main activity - sunbathing, there are no sun loungers on the Carlsmith Beach, so you need to take personal items with you and there is a natural shade that can become a lifesaver on a hot day.

Is the Carlsmith Beach good for swimming?

The entrance to the water is very smooth, the bottom is a bit rocky, so it is recommended to wear aqua shoes. The area has the high prevalence of sharks so all swimmers should be very careful. In the season the beach is attended by lifeguard.

Carlsmith Beach is fully protected from waves. The tides are high, so sometimes you have to cross several meters to get to the water.

So the overall recommendation of the Carlsmith Beach for swimming is very positive.

Is the Carlsmith Beach good for families?

Family travelers should consider the following features of the beach. On the beach, there are minimal sufficient amenities such as sun loungers or beach bar. It's covered with sand and the entrance to the water is very smooth.

Is the Carlsmith Beach secluded and good for relaxing?

The beach is located in a natural area. During the high season, the beach can get very crowded, making it an unsuitable place for those looking for a relaxing holiday.

What are the key audiences of Carlsmith Beach?

Carlsmith Beach can be a good place for the following groups of travelers:

  • Beachgoers with pets

Is there any food or beverages in the area of Carlsmith Beach?

There is no restaurant or bar directly on Carlsmith Beach.

There are 4 restaurants nearby.The Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm is the closest place located 200 meters from the beach.

What is the closest accommodation to the Carlsmith Beach?

There are 83 places to stay in the Carlsmith Beach area.

Some of the best hotels in the area of Carlsmith Beach include:

The most popular other types of accommodations nearby:

How far is the Carlsmith Beach from parking?

The Carlsmith Beach has a parking spot. It is not very large, so in high season it can be busy. The approximate distance from parking is less than 100 metres.

Are there any attractions nearby Carlsmith Beach?

There are 4 attractions near Carlsmith Beach that are popular with travelers. The nearest are Wai'olena Beach Park located in 1 km. See the attractions section for details.

What is the best time of the year to visit Carlsmith Beach?

The month with the highest temperature in Carlsmith Beach is August. Its average value reaches 27°C. The warmest sea is in September, the average value is 27°C. The coldest month is March with air temperature 23°C and water 24°C. See more details in weather section.

Is the beach good for sunbathing?

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