Beach

Spencer Beach Park

39 locals recommend,

Tips from locals

Marc
April 7, 2022
This beach has more facilities, basketball, lots of grass, bathrooms, etc. A beach frequented by mostly families as the beach itself is protected from large waves.
Sherry & David
April 17, 2016
Spencer Beach Park, Big Island Located south of Kawaihae Harbor on the Big Island's northwestern coast, Spencer Beach Park offers excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions, ample shade under large native trees and a calm, friendly atmosphere. The park is named after Samuel M. Spencer, former chairman of the Hawaii County Board of Supervisors who was responsible for developing the north Kohala Coast. Spencer Beach (see more photos) is one of the few white-sand beaches on the Big Island. The soft, smooth shore offers a comfortable change from the usually rocky beaches, making it a great picnicking spot. A long, shallow reef offshore keeps out high waves and strong currents. The water near the shore is shallow and an excellent playground for kids. Surfing is not very popular, as the water is usually calm. The park is ideal for weekend picnics as there are lots of facilities, including a large picnic pavilion complete with tables and electrical outlets. If you’re up for a walk, consider going to the adjacent Pu'ukohola Heiau, which was built by King Kamehameha I in 1791. Another ancient temple site is situated a short walk to the north – Mailekini Heiau – located on Pelekane Beach, which is considered a sacred area.
Spencer Beach Park, Big Island Located south of Kawaihae Harbor on the Big Island's northwestern coast, Spencer Beach Park offers excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions, ample shade under large native trees and a calm, friendly atmosphere. The park is named after Samuel M. Spencer, former ch…
Bailey
December 14, 2015
Family friendly beach
Sue Ellen
November 7, 2021
If you have kids then this is a good beach to visit during Winter or high tide season.
Patricia
March 1, 2021
Beach is close to parking, nice beach for kids

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Location
62-3461 Kawaihae Road
Waimea, HI