Known locally as 'Four Mile' because of its distance from the post office (what? mail a letter then catch a wave?) James Kealoha Beach Park is pretty enough but there are slightly better beaches down the road. The swimming here is generally poor except on the eastern side of the park which is more protected. There are a few spots of white sand and during the winter the waves are popular with area surfers.
This is a very local beach and is best avoided on the weekends. Showers and restrooms are available. To get to James Kealoha Beach Park follow Highway 19 through Hilo to Kalananaole Avenue (19) in Hilo. Follow Highway 19 along the waterfront until you reach the beach park, approximately three miles.