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Coconut Island – Location | Hilo Hawaii Big Island Photographer | Beyond the Box Photography

Debi Buck Big Island Beaches, Locations

Just offshore from Hilo’s famed Lili’uokalani Gardens sits Mokuola, known popularly today as Coconut Island. This is Hilo’s most popular and convenient beach. It offers swimming, a tower to jump from into the ocean, picnic tables, a grassy area, and good sea turtle watching.

The island is connected via a wide footbridge. The bridge is a popular photo spot with a clear view of downtown Hilo, and a good place to look for turtles in the water below. Shade from the bridge makes them easy to spot here.

This location can be rather busy.