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Honokalani Black Sand Beach

Wainapanapa State Park, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
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“black sand” (41 reviews)
“road to hana” (46 reviews)
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Wainapanapa State Park, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
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"black sand"
in 41 reviews
"road to hana"
in 46 reviews
"lava tube"
in 12 reviews
"bad luck"
in 4 reviews
"state park"
in 10 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 6 reviews
"shore break"
in 2 reviews
"large waves"
in 2 reviews
"small cave"
in 4 reviews
"nice swim"
in 2 reviews
"popular stop"
in 2 reviews
"volcanic rock"
in 3 reviews
"your feet"
in 5 reviews
"pounding waves"
in 2 reviews
"camping area"
in 3 reviews
"wear shoes"
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"blow hole"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of my highlights on the Road to Hana. I've seen black sand beaches before, but it is always a beautiful sight. The sand was mixed with pebbles, and the swimming was great. There was even a cool cave nearby. I would highly...More

Thank Gail V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful stop along The Road to Hana! Between the black sand beach, the views from the lava formations that the surf crashes into, and the history of the area, it was quite peaceful, even with a lot of people. It's obviously a...More

Thank Julie N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently took the Road to Hana and stopped off at this site. The beach is beautiful as is the surrounding area. In addition to swimming, there are trails for hiking in the area that afford wonderful views of the coastline. As...More

Thank irawine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made this one of our stops on the road to Hana and I am glad we did. It was by far the most crowded stop we made but the beauty and uniqueness of the place made the reason for that clear. Easy access and...More

Thank Mike A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the road to Hanna- stop at this beach. The beach is literally black and I believe made of crushed up lava. It is not your typical sand at all. Since it is more well-known and parking is not an issue, it was crowded. There...More

1  Thank Courtney K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is on the Road to Hana, MM 32. this place was awesome the black sand beach incredible, the water is rough so be careful going in. there is a volcano cave tube, go in and use your flash took some great pictures here, then...More

Thank LISJAVCAR
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This black sand beach looks great on photos but is even more amazing in real life. There are only a few ways to get here...by car via Hana Highway or helicopter. There is a lava tube to walk through when the water is down enough,...More

Thank Byron H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool to see, but the beach is small and VERY crowded- so don't expect to get any awesome photos unless you want a bunch of bikini clad girls with their swim bottoms up their bums.... It was worth seeing but I probably wouldn't go again.

Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

During our Road to Hana Toud we visited this beach. Simply AMAZING. So many people walking along the waterfront and swimming at this location. The colour of the sand has to be seen to br believed. I have never seen anything like it. Further on...More

Thank JJ E
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

One of the coolest things we have seen in Maui, and we have been all over, great for photographers, beautiful view, and an interesting story there to read about! Go see it for yourself!

1  Thank Jeffrey M
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Response from Wes M | Reviewed this property |
There are no fees for most of the sites. There are a few things that want to charge you. A private arboretum charges, but a public one further down is free. The seven sacred ponds is part of Haleakala state park which... More
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