Ohaiulu: Spencer Beach Park, the Beach and the Campgrounds
A excellent family beach, Spencer Beach Park is protected by the breakwall for the Kawaihae Harbor, and a large outer reef, so the waves are almost never dangerous.
There are lifeguards Saturday/Sunday/Holidays/Summer, 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. The beach slope is gentle, and the swimming is good.
Camping is allowed by obtaining a permit through the county office.
Follow this link to the county site on Spencer Beach Park
At night this is a quiet beach, far enough from the highway and towns to be very peaceful, and there are some amazing sunsets.
There are bathrooms and showers, picnic tables, barbecues, a large lawn area, basketball and volleyball courts, a large pavilion and campgrounds. Drinking water is available, and you are allowed to fish.
The pavilion has electricity, and the parking lot is pretty big.
There are plenty stores within a couple miles, and just up the road is the town of Waimea, that has big grocery stores, restaurants, and pretty much everything you could need.
Basically this is a great place to spend the day with the family, or if you're more adventurous go camping. Definitely one of the places I would reccomend to go camping to visitors to the Big Island.