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Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

FOOD/DRINKS: None available. RESTROOMS: Yes! Restrooms easy to find: Yes. COST: Free. PARKING: A good amount of free parking. WORTH IT: Yes. Something I’ve never seen before! Black sand beach..only in Hawaii! Waves were strong Sept 28th, 2019 when we went. Can get crowded here....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Swim & Explore site. Camping is permitted. Hiking trails and Black Sandshore is a marvel. Great Place to break from driving and have lunch. Watch out for the mosquitos.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MissNMaui
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our stops during our road trip to Hana. We did not swim at the beach because of lack of time. Plus trekking down to the beach is a bit of a workout (for a family with a toddler and 2 super...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tetchie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park itself was nice and well maintained, with facilities including restrooms, picnic area, and beach shower. This makes for a good rest stop along the road to Hana. The black sand beach was nice to see for the novelty of it. The water is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Michael L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are bathrooms, and an easy path down to the beach. The waves are rough but it is a nice beach. Maybe I'm a little over protective, but if a wave can knock me down, I won't let my kids go in past their knees.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MontrealNancy99
Reviewed September 8, 2019

We made the very long drive here from our hotel in West Maui only to find it blocked by a group of people holding signs saying "locals only". There were two uniformed officers standing to the side just letting this happen. This was very disappointing....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank cityorcountry
Reviewed September 5, 2019

The views, the water, black sand beach & lava tube which opens out to the water were just fantastic. The blow hole wasn't doing much the day we were there but that's ok. The beach was busy, but was expected. A must stop, even if...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lizzy309
Reviewed September 4, 2019

This is a great stop is you are driving yourself or on a tour stop excursion. This place provides amazing views, rocky outcrop beach locations, turquoise water, black sand, a lava tube that is beach front, a blow hole that can be seen from across...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank TDHSNJ
Reviewed September 4, 2019

Perhaps we caught it on a bad day, but after spending two enjoyable and peaceful days in Hana, we found this park to be overcrowded and kind of stressful. Due to the amount of people at the park, and the fact that the beach itself...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PhillySeven
Reviewed September 1, 2019

So this is one of the few beaches in Hana that gets rated as kid- friendly and I agree, somewhat. The surf was fairly heavy the day we went, but the undertow wasn't out of control, and even my 8-year-old could jump in the waves...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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July 23, 2019|
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Response from Sharon P | Reviewed this property |
No, have family in near Wailuka, they have not heard of any such issue.
Kim C
February 3, 2019|
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Response from ItsKimagain | Reviewed this property |
No apparently they're too dangerous
September 9, 2018|
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Response from Spidey101 | Reviewed this property |
We did the whole Road to Hana, starting in Kaanapali and took even the back part to return back to Kaanapali. we left at 6:30am and did not get back until after dinner. We took our time and stopped pretty well at every... More