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“Locals joint?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Launiupoko Beach Park

Launiupoko Beach Park
Kai Helen Ku Street & Honoapolia hwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Ranked #23 of 39 Attractions in Lahaina
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Mountain View, California
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“Locals joint?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a little off the beaten path. Very nice beach, facilities are ok, parking can be tight.
Best part is that if surf is up, you can choose your pleasure - you can surf here, stand up paddle, and even SUP/surf, whatever you like!
Very cool!

Visited October 2013
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“Perfect for What we wanted”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This beach has great sand and mild waves for the kids in our group. Waves were just big enough to surf on but not too big for the smaller ones in our group. Parking was a bit tight but this beach has a shower where not too many along this side of the island has. The sunset was magnificent here, as I'm sure any beach would be great for sunsets. We held my fathers memorial service toward later in the day and worked out well as there not too many people around later in the day. The wind died down at that time too.

Visited August 2013
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Maui, Hawaii
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“Fun place but parking is crazy!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you plan to visit the park, make sure you go early to find the right spot and I mean early around 6 am. The park is really popular for birthday parties so it is always full of people. Nice waves, good for families with little children, shady and there are showers and also bathroom in the park. Parking is across the street (if you don't make it early enough)

Visited June 2013
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Kennewick, Washington
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“Good place to just hang out”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Not the best beach on Maui - and not the worst. This is a great place to surf - and where the locals go to surf - have a picnic and just hang out.

Visited May 2013
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Puyallup, Washington
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“A Nice Change of Pace on the West Side”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you're into giant, colorful coral heads that nearly touch the water's surface, this is the place for you! Take a paddle board out and you'll see them and the undersea life that goes with them for miles. What I don't get is why beginner surfers and paddleboard surfers are so attracted to this place.

The break is riddled with coral, making falling in a dicey matter, but there is a little protected lagoon that's perfect for those with very young children. There is some shade for full sun days, and, according to one of my kids, the opportunity for celebrity sightings. (James Hetfield was there that day, whoever that is.) A monk seal had settled down for a long winter's nap that day, too, making for photo opps for both the paparazzi AND nature nerds like me.

Water shoes, IMHO, are a must for swimming, as the coral and rocks begin almost at the water line. Bring beach chairs--the sand is hard and not as sugary as you'll find at Kaanapali.

Parking in the adjacent lot is extremely limited. Get there early, and if there's a birthday party there, as there was the day we visited, you're hoofing it to the lot across the street. It's a great getaway non-resort beach that's still plenty friendly and provides the essentials like shower and restroom.

Visited February 2013
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