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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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    go down to the easy trail to the beach, take a short, about 45 minute hike along the bay, go thru the lava tube on the beach, and up to the pool and read the legend of the pool.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The Blacksand beach is definitely a stop for the road to Hana. It has a blowhole, caves and many trails to explore. The waves are quite choppy and it's really not Blacksand but really black rocks so b...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This beach is pretty much our destination if you will on the "Road to Hana" trip. Seeing all black sand and the cave and the enormous and powerful waves are stunning! The stairs down to the beach make...  more »

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