Honokalani Black Sand Beach

Honokalani Black Sand Beach

Honokalani Black Sand Beach
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Trisha
Fair Lawn, NJ601 contributions
May 2022
I have never seen a black sand beach before. This is absolutely amazing! Please make a reservation if you are planning to visit. Parking voucher is $10/person and time of visit must also be selected. Must be paid through the park website . We landed in Maui about 11 am and we booked the 3 pm time slot. Since Road to Hanna is about 2 hours drive to reach here. Without the reservation and time slot you cannot enter the park and will be turned back. We have seen people got turned away without one. There is a trail around the beach with splendid picture opportunities of the beach, blow hole and amazingly blue water. Wear appropriate footwear since the sand is coarse. I wouldn't recommend swimming too far out here since the water could be rough.
Written August 21, 2022
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PORK-WHISPERER
Durham, NC245 contributions
Jan 2022
On our long drive to Hana, we made several stops at the many many turn outs and viewing stops. This black sand beach was beautiful, the waves were coming in and crashing on the beach and rocks. It was a fabulous experience. I recommend stopping and just sitting on a rock by the surf and taking in the solitude and mother nature.
Written January 20, 2022
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Bailey G
Orlando, FL108 contributions
Jun 2021
Awesome experience getting to visit the Black Sand Beach.

The smaller sand felt amazing, almost like little black beads. Could only stay about an hour. There's other little trails and things that you can walk to get a different view or cool photos.

If you're doing the Road to Hana, make sure to make this one of your stops.

If possible, and if reservations are still required, make this your first stop if you can and work your way backwards. Less people to deal with!
Written June 21, 2021
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Cherryl T
Gresham, OR28 contributions
May 2021 • Family
I would not recommend anyone spending their precious time and money visiting this park. The park is being run by a group of very rude locals, that used profanity in front of our granddaughter and blocked us from leaving, because we were a few minutes late past our departure time. If they don’t want tourists there, they should inform people on the state website that this is not a tourist friendly destination.
Written May 14, 2021
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Rob P
Fuquay-Varina, NC1 contribution
May 2021 • Family
Took the family on a drive around the entire road to Hana loop. We got to the Park around 2:00pm on a Monday, only to find out we needed reservations to get in to the park. The black sand beach was the one thing my family wanted to see and we traveled all the way form North Carolina to Maui for the week and this was our only time to get down to this park during our stay. Needless to say, we were very disappointed. Hawaii is too locked down their Covid restrictions. Reservations for a state park? Really? Total BS for those of us tourists traveling to Maui during this “pandemic time” to fuel their economy.
Written May 18, 2021
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MsVic
Frisco, TX492 contributions
May 2021
This park is absolutely beautiful. The views are amazing and the park has good amenities available. The walkways and railings / steps make it easy for most people to negotiate many of the areas and trails. The Beach is nicely maintained and the water is very comfortable to swim in. They are requiring reservations right now and give you a 2 1/2 hr time limit due to COVID Restrictions and face masks are required inside the park on the trails. Making the reservations was easy to negotiate on their website and getting in was easy. Definitely worth your time to see this beautiful area!
Written May 24, 2021
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Cary F
13 contributions
Apr 2021
This is a unique spot. The road to access it is closed and signs are not very welcoming. However, we went for sunrise and enjoyed the place to ourselves (and didn't feel like we were encroaching on the locals). I think it's best to walk here from a permitted parking spot and I recommend shoes with good grip for the trail.
Written April 12, 2021
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Jessica S
Dallas, TX337 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
One of our fav stops on the road to Hana! Showers and bathrooms. Cool little cave to explore and rocks for older kids to climb. Bring towels and wear either suits if you don’t mind the big waves (we visited in March) or shorts to wade in the water. Beautiful pictures.
Written March 15, 2020
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Kevin Parsakia
Vienna, VA2,980 contributions
Dec 2020
We visited the beach on our way to Road to Hana which can take all day if you do they entire tour. The beach is gorgeous and it's such an amazing area to visit if you have the ability to make it out there. Bring a waterproof camera if you get the chance. I would suggest you bring a towel and change of cloths so you don't get sick. You also have the ability to walk around the park.
Written January 8, 2021
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Mark M
El Dorado Hills, CA815 contributions
May 2021
Absolutely gorgeous! The sand is beautiful (not very friendly to sensitive bare feet I discovered, so I suggest you wear sandals or whatever), the surroundings are beautiful, and the waves are fun. What's not to like?

Note: our host made reservations at Waianapanapa State Park, so be sure you have those in hand before showing up.

2 enthusiastic thumbs up!
Written June 4, 2021
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