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Wai'anapanapa State Park, Hana

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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. Put Wai'anapanapa State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hana trip builder app .
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  • Dont miss this stop in the road to hana- the lava sand beach is stunning. Our teenagers loved it! The bay is very fun to ride waves in but its not for weak swimmers or young kids, there is a powerful ...  more »
  • This park alone is worth the long drive to Hana. It is a great place to stop to have lunch. The black sand beach, while relatively small, is stunning, as are the vistas from the trails/walking paths a...  more »
  • We stopped here on the road to Hana, there is easy access by a flight of well maintained stairs to the black beach, take a walk out to either side of the black rocks that form the bay around the beach...  more »

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Located on the southeastern end of Maui--an island known for featuring lodging options for every type of traveler--Hana boasts a single luxury resort and several more affordable tropical retreats. Expect higher prices if you plan to stay near the water, especially if you want an ocean view from your bed. To stay more economically, consider one of Hana's good-value rental cottages, which make up in simple hospitality what they lack in modern amenities.
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