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Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
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All reviewswind surferssea turtlesgreat place to watchmonk sealkite surfinghuge waveslocal surferstide poolsthe upper parking loton the rocksgreat stopmama's fish houseroad to hanawalked downpicnic tablesbeach parkparking area
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Grew up picking puma shell to make necklace. This my home and it is my stomping ground. Come and experience a day at Hookipa Park.

Thank Lei B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Initially we stopped here as part of the road to Hana and were able to see the beautiful coast but we came back a second time in the evening to see turtles and were not disappointed. There were about 35 turtles on the beach. It...More

1  Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having stopped by to visit this little beach in the past, we just thought we had seen sea turtles enjoying the sun. Uh, we were wrong. We pulled up and parked in the upper parking lot as the lower parking lot is very narrow and...More

Thank Stix4848
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll admit that I wanted to come back to Hawai'i so that I can see some turtles. Snorkel tours will take you to where turtles are but often you see few and far in between. Seeing them up close as possible is in fact possible....More

1  Thank Ronald J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in the area or driving somewhere where this is along the way you should totally stop! There’s TONS of turtles ALWAYS that you can see on 1 side of the beach!

Thank FarAway716940
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited her to watch surfers on our drive to Hana. It's a beautiful vista and the surfers are impressive to watch. There was a guy squeezing fresh sugar cane juice next to the parking lot which we enjoyed immensely. (Funny, his truck bed was...More

Thank jennyrenny2
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first we stopped at the higher parking level. Walked down to the rocks, tooks some pics and saw turtles. We drove down to the lower level to park. Glad we did, the beach is small but cute. Once you are down the stairs, go...More

Thank 1amalie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to hang on the beach before shopping and dining in Paia. We saw several turtles on the beach - and a few make their way onto it while we were there. Also fun to watch the numerous surfers. There were lifeguards on...More

Thank auggie_tech1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for all the beaches to be public, so nice to be able to hang out at any beach. Just relax in the sand. Lots of turtle, need to be sure to give them lots of room.

Thank Tammy E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park and overlook has the best public access and view on the North Shore. Plenty of locals and tourists alike. Locals were friendly, but please be respectful if you surf. Great beach to chill and relax. Turtle also frequent the same beach for a...More

1  Thank Coral D
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Sophia D
June 25, 2018|
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Response from Amanda H | Reviewed this property |
You could swim here. There were people snorkeling when we went but you will need to be a pretty strong swimmer.
December 16, 2017|
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Response from Jay R | Reviewed this property |
As many have stated it would seem that dusk (just prior to sunset) seems to be when you are most likely to see turtles in great numbers. However, I think that there are some on the beach at any time during the day.
Steve Q
February 29, 2016|
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Response from JESSE J P | Reviewed this property |
Delayed answer. The surfing app question has been answered quite well. Surfers are there whenever the wind is blowing, which is all of the time. This is one of the VERY best wind surfing beaches in the world. The greatest... More