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Hanakao'o Beach Park

2501 Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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“nice beach” (4 reviews)
“sea turtles” (5 reviews)
2501 Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had a family bbq here recently before a wedding and it was an excellent spot! Just remember to bring your own charcoal and things to clean out the grill if the previous group did not. Great sunset, nice beach, entertaining to watch the canoe...More

Thank sssv83353
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This beach is one of many along the stretch of Kaanapali and Lahaina, and it comes with restroom facilities. The water is normally safe for families and for water sports; depends on the tide. Nice to picnic, relax, dip, nap, walk the beach, and plenty...More

Thank PuananiPaddler
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Hanakao'o Park is the perfect beach for families. It is one of only 2 beaches in the west with a lifeguard tower. There are also barbecues, tables, rest rooms, showers and shade. The park is usually quiet except for weekends when canoe events are going...More

Thank rlakin
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is a great place for snorkeling. Straight out from the life guard tower, there are a lot of large rocks. The sea turtles like to hang out here. You have to be careful not to get too close to the rocks or the waves...More

Thank LM_in_TN
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We stay at the Hyatt that is right next door to this beach. It is an easy stroll from there. Enter the water in the sandy area a little bit away from the lifeguard tower, then go to your left toward the rocks. It is...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Easily accessible, clean restrooms and staffing to keep it up. Nice picnic tables and grills. Good place to relax and watch the ocean. RRR

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We spent a couple hours at this beach knowing that the surf is generally calm, making it easy to get into the water for someone like me who is not surf savvy. Others in our group were familiar with this location for great snorkeling and...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Hanakao’o Beach Park is located on the southern end of Kaanapali Beach. It is very easy to walk there using the beach front walking path from any Kaanapali Beach hotel. The parking lot is between the beach and Highway 30 (also called the Honoapiilani Highway)....More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We have given up trying to "rank" the beaches on our visit; in that there are so many gems on Maui (and all the islands). This is yet another beautiful beach with easy access, good parking, and numerous options for sitting, picnicking, viewing and enjoying...More

Thank RICART75
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We avoided the overly congested Kaanapali boardwalk & ran this path in the mornings. There were lots of turtles a few feet out from the shore. They have many picnic tables, restrooms & a nice beach.

Thank SaraBeth55
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