Ho'okipa Beach Park

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Paia: Address, Ho'okipa Beach Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Ho'okipa Beach Park
4.5
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Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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< 1 hour
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Hans
Los Angeles, CA288 contributions
Ever wanted to see sea turtles?
Nov 2021 • Couples
Stopped to see the surfing but was shocked to see the turtles. There were just hanging out. You can’t get close, but you can see them very well. It’s worth the hassle of finding parking just to see the turtles.
Written November 28, 2021
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Anthony G
3 contributions
We saw turtles
Sep 2021
When we travel to Hana we saw turtles in this beach park. Great place. We had a nice experience here.
Written November 26, 2021
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Cathy L
18 contributions
Beautiful beach with sea turtles
Oct 2021
This is a lovely beach, and for those who are looking for sea turtles, you can usually see them basking on the shore at the end of the beach. This beach is popular with the surfers, so you can always enjoy watching the surfers and windsurfers if you aren't in the mood for swimming. Parking can definitely be a challenge.
Written November 9, 2021
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Atravelfan
Atlanta175 contributions
See the Turtles and Watch the Surfers
Oct 2021
We had some time to kill before heading to the airport to fly home and decided to go to Ho'okipa Beach. The parking is tight but once we found a spot we were able to sit at some covered picnic tables and watch the surfers. It was quite a show! This is also the beach where seaturtles come up on shore in the afternoons to sit in the sun- there must ahve been at least 25 turtles there- some coming out of the water and some already on the sand -burying themselves in the sand. Pretty cool! A fun relaxing way to spend the last few hours in Maui
Written November 3, 2021
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bertie
1 contribution
Possible seals and definitely rude locals...
Oct 2021
So there was this seal on the beach, blending amazingly with its surrounding. The security marking around it was made really poorly, so I didn't notice it all, same for my 4yo daughter. The lifeguard was shouting through the loudspeaker and it was hard to understand what he was saying, all up until the seal starting growling at my daughter who was 2 feet away. It was a good scare but everyone was safe. The lifeguard came after to debrief and it was very helpful.

The disappointing and upsetting piece was what happened next. After the seal incident, a local man started shouting from a distance at us profanities and how we should get the "f*ck out of that beach and that we were f%cking "#ssholes". Great example of the renewed Ahona spirit. Specially since I had my 4yo and by then my 6yo with me. it's not the first time I hear about locals rage and being vulgar towards visitors. They should get a real hard check on their economy first, also notice when children are involved and finally get some therapy.
Written October 26, 2021
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prakvaid58
Philadelphia, PA1,815 contributions
Best bet to see TURTLES!
Oct 2021 • Couples
LOOK for MILEMARKER 9 as you drive to Hana on Hana highway ; it’s on your left :
Park and walk down to the beautiful beach famous for surfing!
At the extreme right you will find MANY TURTLES on the beach!
Written October 21, 2021
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Meagan L
Jersey City, NJ50 contributions
no turtles
Oct 2021
it's a beach, but no turtles the day we went. They are wild animals so we can't assume they'd be there, but if you are expecting to see them, do not.
Written October 21, 2021
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Breber17
Concord, OH263 contributions
Surfers, kite surfing and turtles - what more can you ask for !
Sep 2021 • Friends
Great experience here - ample parking, apparently one of the best places to wind surf. We sat and watched the surfers and the turtles bob their heads out of the water. There is shelf in the water where the turtles hang out . They come out into the beach in the evening. We didn’t go in the water here, but watched some people try to snorkel in the rough waters there….not the best place to snorkel .
Written September 10, 2021
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MR
Bonita Springs, FL16 contributions
Sea Turtles Beaching Themselves
Sep 2021
We heard this was the place to see turtles on the beach and it was true. There were only a few, but it was pretty neat to see them out of the water and up close.
Written September 8, 2021
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piper925
Marysville, CA53 contributions
Lots of turtles
Aug 2021
Great place to go if you like seeing turtles! Kids seem to especially love it, and it’s great to see them close up in their natural habitat!
Written September 3, 2021
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