Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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Whittington Beach Park Campground is the basic camping use of Whittington Beach Park after hours for tent camping.

The 82 acre park is beautiful, historical, and generally quiet, as the park sees much fewer visitors than the more popular Punalu'u Beach Park and Campground located six miles up the road. With spacious grassy grounds for tent camping, Whittington also has a protected pond for wading, cool fresh water springs trickling out of the edge of the shore, the historical remains of Honuapo Pier, an outdoor shower and flush bathrooms. The park is a popular visiting area for Green Sea Turtles as well.

The rocky coastline can be explored here, and the waves lapping against the pier remains is a great setting for a morning or evening meal. That pier was once the dock where commercial fishing ships and a railroad connected the fishing village to the larger island communities. However following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States military bombed the pier in their efforts to eliminate potential landfall points by the Japanese. The skeleton of that pier remains today, standing in the surf that washes against the concrete foundation.

Due to surf conditions and the rocky shoreline, swimming at the park isn't ideal, however a large pond protected by rocks gives the campground a reflective evening ambiance.

Pavilions sit in the grassy area, however are reserved for day use only. While the bathrooms have flush toilets, there is no drinking water available at the campground.

Camping fees are $21 per person per night for non-residents. Reservations must be made prior to arrival at the County of Hawai'i website. 





Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)



Rarely full

Parking Pass

Camping fee

Price per night (basic site)

21.00 $ (17.63 €)


Visited by Green Sea Turtles. Few crowds.


No drinking water.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Managed by

County of Hawai'i


Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Big vistas
Historically significant
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Covered picnic areas



Total number of sites


Lodging type

Lookout tower



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