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Onomea Bay

Onomea Bay on Hawaii’s northeastern shore shines brightly under uncommonly clear skies. Found near Hilo, this spot gets annual rainfall over 120 inches.

In earlier Hawaiian times, Onomea Bay was a fishing village. Later the bay became a shipping port and a sugar cane mill. Today it is privately owned by the founders of the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens.

Erosion and the Alakahi stream have shaped Onomea into the beautiful place it is today with a carved shoreline and twin rocks in the middle.