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Ho'okipa Beach Park

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Address: Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
Activities: Wind-surfing, Surfing
Description: Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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$130*
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Maui Hana Coast Day Trip

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Seals and turtles

We came to this beach because we heard that in the afternoon the sea turtles come up on the beach to sleep. We were rewarded by seeing them as well as a seal that decided to nap... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We came to this beach because we heard that in the afternoon the sea turtles come up on the beach to sleep. We were rewarded by seeing them as well as a seal that decided to nap on the beach as well. We had fun watching the sail surfers as well.

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Mountain View, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great place to watch surfers. Coastline is spectacular. Parking is easy, a very short walk to the cliffs overlooking the beach. Supposedly the best waves on the island, but I'm not positive about this.

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United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great time watching the wind surfing! The waves were huge. Great atmosphere. There is plenty of parking.

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Glen Cove, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went this afternoon to see the green sea turtles who come ashore to rest around 2:30-3:00pm. It was quite a sight to see these gentle giants. Thankfully, a couple of volunteers were there to keep people at least 15' away from the turtles and to stop thoughtless kids from harassing them. The beach itself is gorgeous... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Took incredible pictures from the lookout here. A must see! Did not spend any time on the beach....the lookout is plenty! Watching surfers on these big waves was pretty awesome!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great views from the cliffs or the beach...true Maui surf ambiance! A must for anyone who loves the water and surfing. Great picnic spot too...photo ops plus. Remember sun cream and camera!

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Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Always something to feast your eyes on, whether it's the monk seals and turtles or the surfing activity, the beach can accomodate many people and not feel crowded. Wonderful place to hang out and watch the sunset.

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Santa Cruz, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Sparkling aqua water, rose colored sunsets, trees for shade, white sand beaches, sparsely populated. Sea tortoises are amazing, please leave their breeding areas in peace, Mahalo!

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New Phila., OHio
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125 reviews 125 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This beach is an awesome spot to view daring surfers, green sea turtles and on the occasion that we were there an endangered, possibly pregnant, monk seal resting on the beach. Volunteers are there to explain all about the sea turtles and the monk seals. Very informative! Just a wonderful experience to be so close to these animals!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Although I am not a surfer, right away you could tell this was by far the busiest beach we had visited. We saw tons of people on boards and windsurfing. We didn't go to the beach itself, we stopped on the cliffs above but the views were spectacular. It's definitely on our list for our next visit to stay and... More 

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