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Address: Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808/984-8109
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Activities: Swimming, Hiking, Picnicking
Description: Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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So Beautiful

Black Sand Beach was our absolute favorite stop on the road to Hana. It was so beautiful and we are so glad that we decided to make it our last stop of the day. The views are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you packed a lunch, go to Wainapanapa Park around MM 32 and take a left after entering the park at bottom of hill. Once you park, take your food past the bathrooms and you should find a table in the shade. Then take pics of the black sandy beach from above and you can also visit the lava caves.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Black Sand Beach was our absolute favorite stop on the road to Hana. It was so beautiful and we are so glad that we decided to make it our last stop of the day. The views are breathtaking! A must see!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were on a small bus / van tour with a guide who stopped here for us . This is where you see the black sand beach and can walk along the cliffs and go into caves , swim etc ... It's beautiful and so glad it was one of the stops on our Road to Hana day :)

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Hana, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

love the pond, great for swimming, and loved the black sand beach, just beautiful, lots of history there, public showers, bathrooms, soda machines

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite spots along the road to Hana! Must see...a great place for a picnic or to stretch your legs!

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beachiefoodie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband bravely drove us from south Maui to Hana starting at 5:40AM. We arrived at this park around 8AM only because we stopped for coffee in Paia and then had to drove slowly. Beach was quiet and secluded. The sand is really gravel in texture and you should watch out for the ants in the greens. There is a... More 

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Stony Brook
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Wai’anapanapa State Park has a very nice black sand beach, several lava sea arches, and a blow hole (although you’ll need high tide and strong surf to experience this). Located towards the end of the road to Hana, the park is popular with tourists and locals alike. Finding a parking spot can be difficult, particularly after noon tourists and tour... More 

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Keller, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this diversion on the Road to Hana. Very cool to see how the lava rocks change sizes from the back of the beach (large round rocks) going down to where the water is (small to teeny tiny little pebbles) and the sound they make as the waves roll in and wash back out is so neat. The cave is... More 

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Northern CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Well worth the stop. It's a gorgeous place to visit, but was very crowded when we arrived. The women's bathroom had a terrible odor and needed cleaning.

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Union, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Too rough for our 7 year old to swim at the black sand beach but it was beautiful. Walking along the coast was nice as well. We enjoyed other things in the area more (Pipiwai Trail and Alelele Falls) but it is definitely worth a stop to check out.

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Address: Address: Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808/984-8109
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Hana

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