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Ho'okipa Beach Park

Address: Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
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$124*
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Maui Hana Coast Day Trip
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Paia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Wind-surfing, Surfing
Owner description: Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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Type: Beaches, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Wind-surfing, Surfing
Owner description: Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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Orange, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

On the road to Hana, make this your first stop. Windsurfing and lots of action. Lots to see. This side of the island gets all the wind almost every day.

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Neuwied, Deutschland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

from the parking lot it is really exciting to watch the surfers. if you have a day with good wind and high waves it is even more interesting, best to see the weatherforecast before you go. it is close to Paia and the area around is also beautiful, but again look at the weatherforecast before you go, as it is... More 

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Alberta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This is a great beach park to watch surfers. We were amazed to see the young children heading in when there were about 8 foot swells! But probably the best part (and well kept tourist secret?) is the turtles that come up on the beach just before sunset. We counted about 30 onshore while we were there! Be sure to... More 

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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Grab your camera and head out to the northshore. Stop at the lookout first, then head down to the beach for some great surf-watching. Windsurfers on the left. Surfers on the right. Enjoy the view...or grab your gear and jump in.

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Ample parking spots for the park to overlook a gorgeous view north of Baldwin Beach. Amazing talent and skills of kitesurfers, windsurfers, and surfers who make it look so easy.

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San Francisco
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

More power to the state of Hawaii and each of their island counties for building wonderful public beach park to provide wonderful beach experiences for locals and visitors alike. The Ho'okipa Beach Park was beautiful on a clear and sunny day.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

All the friendly locals have mentioned the Ho'okipa Beach as a place to visit to see the daily, unexplainable evening "beaching" which a group of turtles make at a small section of the beach towards the eastern end. This usually occurs around dawn and we have been told there can be as many as 30 turtles there!!! When the sea... More 

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Paradise, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stopped at this bluff today to watch the beautiful waves and some surfers brave enough to take them on. Great spot to take photos...

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This beach is definitely where to go to watch surfers. The waves are huge and most if not all surfers were locals so you know it's good. Not much of a beach for hanging out all day but to see Maui and surfing at it's finest, highly recommend this beach.

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Folsom, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

lots of free parking, a lifeguard, and outstanding surf. several great places to park and watch the show. works best on a North or East swell.

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