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“blow hole”(146 reviews)
“black sand beach”(444 reviews)
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Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was a nice place to take a break from all of our travels. Nice walking trails and clean bathrooms for the public.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Duker20
Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely worth the time to stop and spend at least a couple hours here. Strong swimmers only beyond the drop off, and you can't swim very far out. The little cove is beautiful and you can wade in the water and feel the waves. Bathrooms,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kelsey P
Reviewed 6 days ago

2.4 miles north of Hana, onto Waiʻanapanapa Road at the large wooden sign and drive ½ mile to the large parking area for Waiʻanapanapa State Park (free entry). Warning: Waiʻanapanapa Road, especially the last 200 yards, is in very rough shape; maneuver carefully to dodge...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank thetravelorganizer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped while on Road to Hana tour. Beautiful lava rock formations in water. Several people enjoying the beach and all looked to be having a great time. Since this was on a Sunday, it seemed to very popular with the locals. Park area could have...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mforkner
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where we got to see the black sand beach that everyone talks about on the Road to Hana. It was beautiful and my husband was brave enough to jump into the ocean for a minute. It was windy when we were there and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank rdenmark12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove the hana yesterday. Paid to enter the park. road is rough going in and we bottomed out with mustang a few times. Black sand beach is overrated but a nice hike.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Oilsandsgal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so glad we stopped at this park to take in the gorgeous views of the black sand beach below. We didn't go down to the beach this time. The area has some very nice paved trails. Definitely stop here on the Road to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank roxy1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of my time was spent on the Black Sand Beach, (which when you go, will understand why) however the park area provides many amenities for families and groups alike.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Precious D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come camp, hike the coast line. Walk down to the caves or black sand beach. Just beautiful. The views are just breath taking!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank vpd412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very beautiful place to visit. But getting the orientation to the park takes time and most people want to look for the rest rooms first of all and they are some distance away from the parking. The queues (for ladies) were quite long. This...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kim C
February 3, 2019|
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Response from kapusty | Reviewed this property |
No apparently they're too dangerous
September 9, 2018|
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Response from Spidey101 | Reviewed this property |
We did the whole Road to Hana, starting in Kaanapali and took even the back part to return back to Kaanapali. we left at 6:30am and did not get back until after dinner. We took our time and stopped pretty well at every... More
July 10, 2018|
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Response from Bob J | Reviewed this property |
Access to the blowhole is a bit further away than that to the beach; probably about a 15 minute walk to the former, and a 5 minute walk to the latter. Easy walks, however.