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Red Sand Beach - Kaihalulu Beach

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Red Sand Beach - Kaihalulu Beach

767 Reviews
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John H wrote a review Sep 2020
North Salt Lake, Utah53 contributions5 helpful votes
A lot of reviews on this place claim it’s super dangerous and hard to get to. Is probably about a five minute walk that might only be treacherous for a 75 year old disabled person. The beach itself is very pretty but not fun to walk on as the sand is actually tiny pebbles. The cove is sheltered by a rock wall sticking out of the ocean so it’s a great place to swim. Snorkeling is as pretty decent as well. Not worth the drive if you’re only driving to see the beach but if you’re doing the entire road to Hana that day it’s a must do.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kauai Tai Chi wrote a review Aug 2020
Kapaa, Hawaii226 contributions40 helpful votes
Turn around and Go home... that’s what the large sign painted on a piece ply board on the street. People here are sick of tourists. They don’t want people coming around in their territory. It is clear that outsiders are not welcome. We saw the sign and decided to honor the request and continued on our day. There are so many other amazing places to visit on Maui why go where you are not wanted?
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Piero C wrote a review Aug 2020
Kekaha, Hawaii268 contributions42 helpful votes
I’ve been to the beach in sunny weather, when the red sand was gleaming. But it was mobbed. The fact is, the waves are rough, and the cove is too small for a real stroll. After the moderately troubling hike down to shore, a quiet bout of contemplation is the best way to respect its remarkable beauty. It’s one of a kind, and solitude makes it stand out even more. Do the torrential rain that blasted me on my visit cleared out the other onlookers, and I had it all to myself for half an hour. Don’t miss it, and don’t be discouraged by the ominous unfriendly warning posted on the street that tells you this beach is for locals only. Park at Hana State Beach and it’s a seven minute walk to the trailhead. Make your way across the wide lawn next to the community center. Head towards the coast and you’ll see the trail begins between too bushes.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ryan wrote a review Jul 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina576 contributions39 helpful votes
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One of the more unique beaches on all of Maui. This one is worth jumping through the hoops to get there. The hike itself is not very long, nor is it too difficult, but the path entrance is somewhat hidden. My best advice... Google Maps now shows the path to take on their map. You have to park near the community center and walk through a large open field of grass at the end of Uakea Road to get to the path on the other side. You almost feel like you're trespassing, but you're not. Pretty incredible beach once you get there!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Tricia B wrote a review Jul 2020
Coleman, Wisconsin271 contributions36 helpful votes
This beach was a little tricky to find and the hiking path was somewhat unnerving in a couple spots but it was so worth it! The contrast between the red sand, black lava rock, and bright blue water was amazing! This is not a hike to do in flip flops nor is it ideal for young children. Not only do you need to get close to the edge of a cliff but the trail is also full of loose gravel which is slippery. Take it slow.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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