Kapoho Tide Pools are considered to be the best snorkeling on the Hilo side. This location is unique for many reasons, one of them is the fact that, it is fed by naturally heated fresh spring water.
This unusually large collection of tidepools and spring fed pools stretches almost a mile down the coast and extends up to 200 yards out into the ocean.
Although a marine life preserve you are still able to swim and observe the wildlife in the naturally warmed pools. With that said, sunscreen and other chemicals can wreck havoc on the ecosystem. Please be respectful of the land and wildlife.
However be aware that some of the tidepools have been cut off by private land owners who have turned the naturally heated pools into private jacuzzi areas.