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Wai'anapanapa State Park

Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
808/984-8109
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Hana
Type: State Parks, Beaches
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming
Description: Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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Dover, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

absolutely beautiful! Loved the Seven Sacred Pools. Try to go early as we went near the end of the day and it was somewhat packed with people.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Yes, it has the famous black sand and you can swim there and climb on the rocks, etc. There is a short hiking trail in the back of the beach that every tourist seems to do. Is it worth it? Yes. However, I suggest you take the road less traveled and hike on the rocky shoreline of the Kings Trail.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing pace to visit on your trip to Maui! The beach is awesome but rocky and the water can be too rough to swim in. There is a crystal clear fresh water cave that you can swim in. It is amazing but freezing cold. There is little dark caves you can swim in off the big cave so bring a... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Wear water socks or something sturdier than a flip-flop. There's rocks everywhere. The views are amazing!!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A must stop. Beautiful black sand/black pebble beach. Startling contrast to the green plants and blue water. Paved trail to the first beach, little lava tube and overlook where water sometimes spouts. Unpaved trail at the end of the beach will take you up and over to a second beach and then along the cliff top. If you're considering the... More

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Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The parking was fine, there were facilities there (restrooms), we stopped here as our turnaround point on the road to Hana since we didn't want to risk getting stuck in the rain. If you are out of shape or have knee problems, the trail down and up may hurt. If you are in great shape, I still recommend holding on... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We first stopped at this park on a crowded Saturday afternoon. Many people crowded around the black sand beach, and at this time of day there was no actual sand in sight, just pebbles. Later, we visited at about sunrise on a Monday morning, and what a difference! We practically had the park to ourselves, other than the campers, and... More

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Union City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped here on our tour of Hana and the wineries and this was magnificent will all of the views. Wear some comfey water shoes because the rock (although smooth and not rough) are very difficult to walk on but well worth the view from any place. The lava tubes are cool but again wear appropriate foot wear as it can... More

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Plano, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have a Hawaiian landscapes desktop and 1 of the images was this beach. So naturally, this place was a priority on our recent trip to Maui. We stayed overnight near the airport and hit the road to Hana at 5:45 AM. By doing so we were at this beach by 10ish in the morning and there was only 1... More

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Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped here on our way to Hana, and it was our favorite stop. The beach was amazing, the black sand and black rocks. The tide was very rough when we were there. We walked into one of the lava tubes, very cool. This is my 2nd trip to Hana and missed this on the first trip, so glad we... More

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