The Hilo area is not known for its great selection of beaches. However there are a few to be mentioned. Follow Highway 19 south and cross over Highway 11.
At this point Highway 19 turns into Kalanianaoloe Ave. Two miles down the road is Leleiwi Beach Park which has a sliver of black sand and a selection of freshwater pools. This is also a good place for snorkeling and surfing. Restrooms and drinking water are provided.