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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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USD 141.00*
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Full-Day Maui Tour: Road to Hana Tour
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USD 179.00*
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Hawaiian Wildlife Discovery Tour
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Worth going to for turtles & surfer watching

My family and I had an hour or so to kill before dinner at Mamas so went to Ho'okipa Beach Park. We knew about the surfers, but were pleasantly thrilled about the Hawaiian Green... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Mary E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I had an hour or so to kill before dinner at Mamas so went to Ho'okipa Beach Park. We knew about the surfers, but were pleasantly thrilled about the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that were on one end of the beach. There was a worker there to make sure no one got too close, but there were... More 

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Thank Mary E
Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here for the first time 2 years ago. while waiting on time to pass to check into our vrbo place. I hung out here for a couple hours. It was amazing! The view, the variety of surfers, people, and most of all the turtles & monk seals!! I was there for about 10 days and stopped here often.... More 

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BC, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to watch the big surf (and surfers) and got a bonus when the turtles came in for the evening. The 'Turtle Monitor' was appreciated, in a low key and respectful way he made sure these awesome little creatures were not hassled by tourists.

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Thank Richard M
Hilton Head
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When the north shore swell comes in, you will see some of the highest waves 25-35 feet high with surfers on them! Very exciting to watch from a lookout point.

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Thank Leslie K
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the only beach where you can see turtles up on the beach. They start coming up around 3 in the afternoon. They can be found on the east side of the beach. You are able to go up to a certain point that is roped off to see the turtles (within about 10 yards). The turtles come up... More 

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Thank AStriefler
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to see the turtles and saw so much more. We talked to the locals and how they do their net fishing. Saw a unicorn fish. Also so some other sea animals. Great place to visit. Gets super busy around 4:00 but it is worth it.

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Thank Harley1115
Dartmouth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No time to stop so this review is based on the quick people watching we did on our way through the parking lots! Looked like lots of people were there to see the sunset and play, waves weren't high then so not much surfing but people in the water for sure and the best part was seeing a young man... More 

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Grass Valley, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

GO to Hookipa at sundown or before and you will see the turtles nesting on the beach on the left of the lifeguard station. They look like rocks, but go closer and you will see them. Amazing

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1 Thank Judy E
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by Ho'okipa Beach Park after our bike ride down Haleakala volcano in hopes of seeing some kite surfers and turtles. We weren't disappointed! The big waves were more than we would want to swim in, but the beach was beautiful and we enjoyed watching wind surfers. The highlight of our visit was being able to observe over 25... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Big waves, so it attracts local surfers & kite/wind surfers. Green sea turtles come to rest on both ends of the beach, daily. Has lifeguards. The overlook up above offers great views, and their are food trucks.

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