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Uakea Rd, Kaihalulu Bay, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
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All reviews community center be careful short hike flip flops pine needles narrow trail dead end street yellow gate trail head the cliff wear good shoes road to hana watch your step private property steep drop worth the effort afraid of heights
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not feel like it was a good place to swim with the waves as strong as they were, but did see some surfers enjoying it. It is a short little beach but very beautiful to walk around and admire. You can stop for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kelsey P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's more like pink sand beach- red is definitely an overstatement. Nothing else to do in the area other than look at the sand. I wouldn't bother stopping.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank COJOWisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure why people say you can't swim here, the bay/tidal pools are amazing. Our kids loved it and we went with two smaller kids, three and one. The walk in has some scary spots if you are a child or elderly. For anyone else,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jason G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s just red lava hard the feet. Can’t swim and it is perilous hike. There are better places and lots of places have red sand.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mark w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

GO!! Technically, you have to trespass to find the actual beach but it is well worth it. There is a tricky-ish trail leading to the beach, however there were young kids with parents, so it is manageable. Seriously, one of the most magical places on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Precious D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been blessed to be able to travel to Maui on several occasions. The road to Hana is an experience and if you can stomach the car ride, I suggest to do it. It's not the easiest trek to walk so be careful, especially...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brodiekat01
Reviewed March 6, 2019

A little difficult to get to. Park at the school. Wear good shoes that do up, no flip flops! The beach and caves are beautiful. Worth the climb in my opinion. Don't be put off by the homeless in the caves, they won't bother you,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rhondac905
Reviewed March 5, 2019

The walk is not very far, but wear runners or hiking boots to ensure your footing is secure, the path is narrow and can be slippery after rain. Once you arrive the view is breathtaking, it is protected from the wind and the waves and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank adventuresense
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Tricky getting to this beach but worth the narrow path & steep drop off. Wear water shoes or something with grip that can get wet too. We used the shaka app for our road to hana trip & it explained how to find the trail...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lizzieplus2
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

This beach is spectacular from the red cliffs and sand to the blue, blue water. Braver people than I were diving from the rocks. The hike there is narrow and treacherous nut worth the hike.

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 14, 2019|
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Response from ShannonA1388 | Reviewed this property |
Says it is...hit and miss. Rock says nude, most are clothed, but some strip down and get in for posterity.
Martha O
September 8, 2018|
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Response from journey_in_wander | Reviewed this property |
No permit needed. Just find a parking spot near the community center and the trail begins in the field behind the community center. It doesn’t cost a thing. Enjoy!
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Dianclair | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw your message. Yes. It is a lovely walk to the beach and I recall views of the water. Don't remember exactly...we are 70 and 71.