In Hilo Town
on the Big Island of Hawaii is Kuhio Bay
, connected to Hilo Bay, offers views of Coconut Island
, an offshore island also known as Moku Ola. The bay also features one of Hawaii’s largest—and most accessible—black sand beaches! Nearby is Banyan Drive
and the Queen Liliuokalani Gardens
. (Photo: justin.donnelly/Flickr)
Two tsunamis devastated the town of Hilo in the 20th century. In 1946, a tsunami was triggered by an Aleutian Island earthquake, and the other, in 1960, hit Hawaii after an earthquake disrupted Chile, South America.