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Ho'okipa Beach Park

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Address: Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
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Activities: Wind-surfing, Surfing
Description: Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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Maui Day Trip from Oahu: Road to Hana Adventure and Wine Tasting Tour
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This is a must see!

A breath taking beach that has an amazing opportunity for you to see turtles swimming freely. A magical experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Wamberal, Australia
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Wamberal, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A breath taking beach that has an amazing opportunity for you to see turtles swimming freely. A magical experience!

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Hampton, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This beach was fun to visit. There were several sea turtles resting on the beach which was neat to see. Also lots of surfers to watch. There is a look out with some local vendors selling food and homemade items. Beautiful!

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went there with the family. It's a great place to stop off on the Road to Hana. We got some nice shaved ice to cool off, played in the water and had a great time. Plan to take your own food though if you want to stop there for long. Not many restaurants around there.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The lower beach park is normally crowded and sometimes hard to find parking. The upper parking lot has venders selling food and crafts (at least the times we were there). You can sit for hours watching the surfers and windsurfers (or stop for a few minute if you are on your Hana road trip) It's an easy hike down to... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Easy to find, lots of paved parking. Not really a kid's park, a small cookery burger and drink shack, and no restroom facilities available. However, the sublime overlook ocean views are incredible. We looked directly down the cliff and noticed a sobering view, local surfer's call it, "The Circle of Life." (Commemorative ceremony of a young man's life.) For us,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had heard of this beach because of the legendary surfing. Yep, it was amazing to watch folks grip it n go. We were at a different speed, splashing around a bit before grabbing our snorkel gear to see what we could see. Oh, what we could see! So many fish, and so many honu! Quite an amazing afternoon --... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

At sunset about 20 to 30 green see turtles come out to the shore to spend the night. Amazing experience to see it. Beach itself is nice as well, but mostly for experienced surfers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We arrived at the beach park about 11 AM the parking lot was fairly full but we found spot. The view of the ocean waves and the surrounding lava formations are just breathtaking. My family and I walked down to the lower lava formations and were watching local boys diving into tide pools. We saw a very large turtle quickly... More 

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited twice in one day, first when we starte on the road to Hana and ones when we come back. The lookout is a great place to stop and enjoy the views of the beach. You can walk all the way down to the rocks, where the waves crash and take pictures there. There's enough of a platform to... More 

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Blackwood, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This park is an awesome spot for surfers to for those who love to watch surfers and waves. It is a beautiful location with great views and lots of breeze. Great stop off on the Road to Hana.

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