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Ho'okipa Beach Park

Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-888-8888
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Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea turtles” (124 reviews)
“watch surfers” (47 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-888-8888
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great beach to watch wind surfers and see green turtles sunbathing on the beach. The day I went it was to windy to surfer, but the para-sailers were having a blast! The turtles are protected by environmentalist who see that you stay...More

Thank Hello_Dede
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great beach to visit! Went there to see the Hawaiian green sea turtles, a protected species and we saw lots on all 3 occasions. We also got to see a Hawaiian monk seal, an endangered species, resting on the beach. Beach is a great place...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On our trip toward Hana we were exploring the beaches along the north shoreline. Free parking and entertainment. At Ho’okipa Beach Park, surfers, windsurfers and turtles were all trying to conquer the large breaking waves. These were the largest waves on the island while we...More

Thank Drgole
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting spot to watch surfers and wind surfers. The waves are huge and never stop. It is very pretty with the backdrop of the mountains. I wouldn't recommend swimming here because it seems that it would be treacherous if you are...More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool spot to hang out, grab a bite from the food trucks (near the lookout point), and watch the surf. Saw dozens of turtles laying on the beach. Can get busy but never felt crowded. Plenty of parking near the beach.

Thank Aaron Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach, sea turtles come out of the water to nap. Unforgettable experience. Bring your camera and enjoy. Can be quite crowded. Park in the bottom lot and go down the stairs to the beach

Thank girliegirl42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to sit and do nothing. Watch the surfers, enjoy the sun. I wouldn't get into the ocean here as the waves are high, there is a lifeguard in case you do. Lots of parking, but it filled up quickly. Restrooms are available.

1  Thank B B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw more than 40 of these great, huge creatures in their 'resting' spot. Impressive! And risk taking surfers on the same beach...

Thank Leona602
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach park close. to Paia. Turtles come up to rest on the beach in the afternoon. We counted 42! Good place to see turtle and watch people surfing. Parking lot was crazy busy.

Thank Bendsnow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I came twice to this place to watch the surfers riding the waves in the sea. Really a must see in Maui.

Thank Roman_Austria
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17 December 2017|
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Response from Judy E | Reviewed this property |
unusually before dusk, have seen them as early as 430
Steve Q
1 March 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
2 December 2015|
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Response from sactrav66 | Reviewed this property |
During low tide when they come in to rest. When high tide comes in they swim out.