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Wai'anapanapa State Park, Hana

(4.8/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Waves crash along the rocky shore at Wai'anapanapa State Park, home to a multitude of freshwater pools and streams in addition to lush Hawaiian vegetation. You can find the park at the end of a road of the same name, just off of Maui's famous Hana Highway. Explore its rocks, formations, and tubes created over thousands of years of geological activity, as well as the nearby blowholes that can blast sea water high into the air. The black sand beach harkens to the area's volcanic heritage, and you can admire and even dip your feet into the blue waters of the Pacific. Keep your eyes open for some of the island's population of nesting seabirds that frequent the park and the surrounding landscape. If you'd like to plan an extended stay, check out the park's camping facilities. To visit Wai'anapanapa State Park on your holiday in Hana, and find out what else Hana has to offer, use our Hana vacation builder.
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  • The park is small but pretty. It houses the black sand beach which is an absolute must see. We saw a lot of beautiful cats and kittens here :) 
  • This was our goal as we drove the Road to Hana and it was a great spot to rest and relax before heading back. Lush and beautiful, not crowded but great things to see even with construction going on. D...  more »
  • Park your car and walk down to the beautiful black sand (pebble) beach. Swim a bit and head into the cave for a cool view to include in your Hana experience.