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Wai'anapanapa State Park

Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
+1 808-984-8109
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Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“blow hole” (128 reviews)
“lava tube” (104 reviews)
Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
+1 808-984-8109
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wear comfortable shoes on the hike along the cliffs to see the gorgeous views of the coastline. The beach is interesting, too. There are nice areas for picnicking in the shade and public restrooms. It appears that there is camping as well. Come early to...More

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 2 days ago

No Clamping here. This is the same cabins I stayed in as a child back in the 70's and 80's they did just have a renovation. So the floors, showers and kitchen area are looking good. Bare minimum for supplies. Bring your own towels, bedding...More

Thank Marie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique beach that is small yet very beautiful. The beach with black sands(more of volcanic lava remains than sand actually) is an excellent place to take a dip. The experience is surreal with waves coming in to a small bay covered on...More

Thank RaviJains
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont miss this stop in the road to hana- the lava sand beach is stunning. Our teenagers loved it! The bay is very fun to ride waves in but its not for weak swimmers or young kids, there is a powerful undertow.. before you dip...More

Thank klesneyj
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park alone is worth the long drive to Hana. It is a great place to stop to have lunch. The black sand beach, while relatively small, is stunning, as are the vistas from the trails/walking paths along the cliffs above the beach. Just by...More

Thank TreeAdventurers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on the road to Hana, there is easy access by a flight of well maintained stairs to the black beach, take a walk out to either side of the black rocks that form the bay around the beach as the waves crash....More

Thank Bzears
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent quite awhile here hiking over the rocks/cliffs and enjoying the views. This was the first black sand beach we've been too, and the landscape is very dramatic.

Thank aumphress14
Reviewed 1 week ago

The black sand beach is the main attraction here and definitely well worth the drive on the otherwise over-hyped Hana highway. Very unique feature and something you're not likely to see anywhere else. It's volcanic rock getting pummeled into sand so it gets rocky very...More

Thank mauivisit0r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique spot! Lush tropical forested area and black sand with walking trails through the park. The lava sand is pebblie and not too difficult to walk on. Swimming was easily accessible. We didnt have much time here but would like to spend a...More

Thank sherrielis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were not planning to go beyond Hana due to rain, we decided to spend more time here and it was so much fun. Kids loved the beach, the water was perfect. If you have time try to enjoy the beach here, easy to...More

Thank CricFan76
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13 August 2017|
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Response from LilyVonSchtupp | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know but it is a state park so I'm sure there's a government site that can give you that info.
Darlene B
13 January 2017|
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Response from not-a-big-city-girl | Reviewed this property |
The park is busy in the day, quite a few folks around, we hiked and it was fine. I would recommend that you call in ahead and check what the outdoor camping facilities are, then make a decision about over night. all the... More
5 November 2016|
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Response from HOUTXTrvlr | Reviewed this property |
Definitely make the stop at this park. My husband and I went in July for our honeymoon and we really enjoyed it. I would say it is #3 on my list. Make sure you venture into the caves. Our top other things to do would be a... More