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Big Island Sights

Reeds Bay Beach Park

  • Banyan Dr. and Kalaniana‘ole Ave. Map It
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Updated 01/06/2014

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Safe swimming, proximity to downtown Hilo, and a freshwater-fed swimming hole, called the Ice Pond, that flows into the backwaters of Hilo Bay are the enticements of this cove. No, there really isn't ice in the swimming hole; it just feels that way on a hot sultry day. The large pond, between Hilo Seaside Hotel and Harrington's Restaurant, is a favorite of local kids, who enjoy jumping into and frolicking in the chilly fresh- and saltwater mix. The water is usually calm.

Amenities: parking (no fee); showers. Best for: swimming.

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Banyan Dr. and Kalaniana‘ole Ave., Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States

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Updated 01/06/2014


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Jan 25, 2008

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If you attempt to swim here I would suggest water shoes and a wet suit; it is cold and has a rocky bottom! On hot days, the locals will often be seen jumping from the railings in the "Ice Pond" side.

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