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Wai'anapanapa State Park

Address: Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808/984-8109
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Ranked #3 of 13 Activities in Hana
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming
Owner description: Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming
Owner description: Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Loved it. Best part of the road to Hana trip. Just wish we could of had more time there. Make sure to check out the little cavern on the black sand beach.

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Something for everyone that appreciates the outdoors; camping, hiking, beaches...and CAVES! The latter are a particular favorite of mine. Anyone taking the time to drive the Road to Hana ought to visit this lovely spot as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

When we went there were high seas and no opportunity to swim or snorkel. But there is a wonderful, beautiful scenic trail to walk along. Bring swim shoes as there is a good amount of gravel, if you do swim. Bring your camera. Breathtaking views.

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Seattle, Washington
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I wish we had planned for more time at Waianapanapa. It's a popular stop along the Hana Highway with the black sand beach as the main attraction. Though it was crowded with young families, grandparents, couples, etc. it didn't take away from the beauty of the park. It should definitely be at the top of the list for anyone driving... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This place was beautiful and worth the detour on the road to Hana. A lot of deep green on black rock outcroppings. Big waves crashing on rocks and you get to see the locals jumping off high rocks doing canon-balls into the water. The black "sand" beach isn't actually sand at all but pebbles - and they're rounded enough that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The place screams to be explored with its beauty right around the highway. While travelling to Hana, you will come across this beautiful state park and what makes it so special is the fact that it offers a whole lot of activities from hiking to beaches to lava tubes. So while there you will never run out of options to... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Wai'anapanapa State Park is truly one of those blessed locations in the world! I have been to Hana and the surrounding area many times, and never tire of this special place!! The park is home to a plethora of activities and spectacular vistas! You can sunbathe on the black sand beach (bring a mat, because the sand is HOT), hike... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stopped here to have lunch on our journey on the Hana Highway. There's plenty of parking, camping and bathroom facilities. We sat under the big old trees and lunched on a box lunch from Anthony's in Paia. As we munched on our sandwiches, two men walked up with a ukelele and sang toward the thundering surf and black sands.... More 

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Stevensville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stopped here on the road to Hana. It is a must stop! Black beach was very cool, waves were really big - a bit dangerous. Caves were neat to see also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

On the Hana Highway, a stunning beach and great place to have a picnic. Includes a lava tube you can walk into.

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