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Ho'okipa Beach Park

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Address: Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
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Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.

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Great surfer watching!

Great waves & surfers, wind surfers, kite surfers a plenty! Nice beach, but waves can be a bit rough for small children.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Carole B
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Maui, Hawaii
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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great waves & surfers, wind surfers, kite surfers a plenty! Nice beach, but waves can be a bit rough for small children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beach may not be for swimming, but sitting on the beach, especially at sunset was amazing. Fun to watch surfers, explore the sea creatures on the coast, and sometimes see sea turtles sun bathing! One of my favorite beaches ever!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Few places to enter water unless you're a surfer but the view and expansive horizon are fantastic. We visited in early evening and the setting sun and wave watching was fun!

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Fresno, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach just passed Mama's Fish house. Lots of windsurfers. We saw 15-20 large sea turtles resting on the shore and enjoyed watching them making their way to and from the shore.

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a popular locals beach and there are a lot of things going on to keep you entertained. Turtles come up on the beach at the end of the day - 2 to 3 hours before sunset. There are marine researchers there to study and protect the turtles. If you are facing the ocean, the turtles are all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to get away from Kaanapali Beach for on that the locals preferred to surf. We found them here. One direction parking and many locals surfing and wind surfing. Much to our surprise we saw many huge turtles in their natural habitat camouflaged against volcanic rocks. Later we asked a local why and found out that this year they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to see the turtles, it is important to respect the cordoned off areas but so wonderful to see the turtles on the sand, am sure that they are not disturbed and important that you do not use a flash when photographing. You can swim at the beach with them if you like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lookup gives a great view of the surfers in high tide and a perfect photo opportunity! As we looked at the surfers, 10 odd turtles swam up the shore and were sun bathing. A unique Maui experience!

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Edgewater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome stretch of sand with foamy surf and green sea turtles, waves that entice the a talented surfing mob and the locals decend after work. Enjoyed our visit immensely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the waves are up, and the afternoon winds blow, grab an iced coffee in Paia, and come here to watch the acrobatics of the island's most talented windsurfers ripping up the surf.

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