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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went to Wai'anapanapa State Park after our road to Hana.... took a break on the black sand beach... we would like to camp there next time we go.

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Industry, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The surf was rather rough on our visit, but the sites and sounds of this beach were amazing. Only a small portion of the beach was covered in fine black sand, the rest was covered in small black rock. A bit rough on the feet so bring sandals. A small tunnel led to a cave which was awesome for pics.... More

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Hawaii Kai, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

wai'anapanapa state park is the most beautiful park that you will visit here in my home state. Its peaceful and a great place to bring a date.

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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful black sand beach, but small. The top half of the beach is very rocky, so be careful in bare feet. There's a short sea tunnel that's fun to walk through, but be warned that the water gets deep very quickly there if you venture out into the surf from it's exit. There are bathrooms and changing facilitates and places... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Starting from the trees at the entrance to the park to the hike to the beach, the black sand beach & excellent swimming and the super-fun cave to get to the ocean ..... everything here is amazing. And bring your camera - so many wonderful Kodak moments here

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The park has various thing including Black Sand beach, Lava Tube, & Camping. The park closes at 6 PM though.

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was the last stop on our day trip to Hana and I'll admit that I hesitated at the idea of stopping there. Despite having one of the best days ever, it had been a long one and we still had a 3 hr drive back to Maui ahead of us but I am eternally grateful we made the stop... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've travelled the world and this is one of the top things I've seen in my life. Beautiful black sand, pebbles, lava rock and caves. The scenery is breathtaking with the waves and cliffs. It was fun walking into the caves to get some great pictures. If I could do it again (and I hope to!), I would bring a... More

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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are nearby, do not miss this wonderful bit of paradise. The black sand beach is a highlight as well as the "blowhole" where the lava and waves of the sea combine to spray seawater up into the air in a way that is similar to whales breathing. There are public restrooms, picnic tables, gorgeous flowers, lava formations, lava... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We didn't spend a day here, it was just a stop on the road to Hana. But wow, the natural beauty here is really something else- high, crashing waves, the blowhole, the half-under-half-over water caves, the black volcanic rock jutting out of the ocean...it's just amazing. And the black sand beach?! Oh my word, so beautiful. This park was unforgettable... More

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