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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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Cary, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My only regret was not staying longer and packing more food/water for the long trip to get here. It was truly beautiful. Water shoes would be very useful on the black beach as the stones can be abit rough. A must see on the road to Hana

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Maui has been spectacular and this was no exception! We only regret that we couldn't spend more time here! Recommended!

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Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was probably my favourite stop on the road to Hana!! I had read about this park and the black sand beach, but seeing it in person far exceeded my expectations. I was literally blown away! The black rocky shores and soft black sand were so neat, and it was amazing how the water was such a gorgeous teal blue!!... More

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Hawai'i
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185 reviews 185 reviews
37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a state park with a beach and cabins for rent. The park is located at the end of a tiny road off of Hana Hwy, just before the town of Hana (if you're headed east). Look for the sign on the mountain side of the road and turn down Waianapanapa Rd. Drive slow as the beginning part is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You should definitely stop here in the road to Hana. The black-sand beach is really beautiful and the cold water in the cave is also nice.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The natural pools were clean with a amazing views. There was also sign boards reminding the public to be careful. Rangers were also available for assistance.

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Dover, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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