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Honokalani Rd, Waianapanapa State Park, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
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All reviews black sand lava tube road to hana bad luck state park small cave shore break large waves plenty of parking small bay your feet nice swim popular stop volcanic rock cool spot beautiful pictures pounding waves
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very rocky black sand beach, but if you've never seen one before, this is a good place for a stop. There is plenty of parking, restroom facilities, and picnic and camping spots. Don't forget to take the trail to the east, too!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hunt for the gram! Fine black sand that seeps between your toes but come early as parking may be limited by the road side. Spotted turtles lazing around at times

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TsuyoshiTan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely, beautiful scenery however do not drive the road to Hana just to come to this park. If your driving the road it is well worth a stop. There are public restrooms and the entrance is free.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ann C
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This was another great place to go to in Maui. We really enjoyed the "Black sand beach". Mainly small, black rocks but.....

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank MasterP007
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We had no intentions on stopping here and thought we'd check it out on the road to Hana. Turns out this was to me the most beautiful stop we made. Truly breathtaking and so picturesque!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CarlyJ35
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

It was so beautiful. Worth the drive. It's nothing you've ever seen before. I could stay there for hours. It was so peaceful. It was like walking into a beautiful picture. I was just lost in the beauty.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Penny C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Located off the Road to Hana, this for us was a must stop. First because of the unique black sand and smooth black gravel at the beach. Second, there is a lava tube that you can explore. The park has camping and restroom facilities as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank golfer_diner
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The view is just stunning, and the black sand makes an amazing backdrop to the lush green foliage and blue water. The hike up to the blow hole is absolutely worth it and make sure to explore the caves!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nightowl205
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The small black sand beach is beautiful and is located in the State Park. You need to walk a ways to get to the beach, not accessible for handicapped etc. No fee to visit or use the beach or park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charles R
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was pretty easy to get to as their is a path, and good parking. Water isn't overly rough. The sand is more small black rocks. It kinda looked like we were standing on soft asphalt. There were rocks that hurt my feet a bit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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I don’t recall restaurants with a view at all. I’m sorry I’m not more help.
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Response from Ned K | Reviewed this property |
Not by choice but ended up with an upgrade to a big fat Chevy Traverse not-so-minivan rental, and still made it just fine to Hana. What "helped" was 2 days before we drove it all the way around the north shore which was 8... More