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Ho'okipa Beach Park

Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
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Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wind surfers” (98 reviews)
“sea turtles” (145 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
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"wind surfers"
in 98 reviews
"sea turtles"
in 145 reviews
"great place to watch"
in 57 reviews
"monk seal"
in 21 reviews
"local surfers"
in 14 reviews
"kite surfing"
in 24 reviews
"road to hana"
in 65 reviews
"huge waves"
in 24 reviews
"tide pools"
in 12 reviews
"the upper parking lot"
in 12 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 16 reviews
"great stop"
in 20 reviews
"mama's fish house"
in 22 reviews
"picnic tables"
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"beach park"
in 25 reviews
"walked down"
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"parking area"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped at this beach in the evening on the drive back from Hana. I took a photo of the beach from the upper level viewpoint. Typical crescent shape beach with some black rocks on one end. I was going to get back into the...More

Thank funpig07
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had time to kill before our late flight. This beach is the best for views either at the parking lookout or by going to the beach to see the turtles. Great way to end our wonderful maui trip.

1  Thank gregfrazier66
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Over the 5 days we were on this island, we visited 3 times. Each time there were many turtles; 40 or more each day. We got close enough to get some great pictures but everyone stayed far enough back so they weren't bothered. We enjoyed...More

Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Narrow beach road with parking along the ocean provides access to some of the worlds best windsurfing. Beach itself not so inviting for swimmers, kids.

Thank Alan H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to watch the windsurfers dancing on the waves and weren’t disappointed. Bonus was “Turtle Beach” where we counted 16 turtles sunning themselves or moving back into the sea.

Thank Deirdre H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family enjoyed a visit to this beach. We stopped in to watch the surfers and ended up seeing well over 20 turtles!

Thank JayhawkMandy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about all the sea turtles here by two different locals. We were also told not to observe them from the overlook, but to go down to the beach. One of those folks showed us photos she'd taken of more than 70 turtles...More

1  Thank TravelerfromNJ2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped to check out the windsurfers and were pleasantly surprised with all of the beached turtles. Don't just stop at the overlook, walk down to the beach to admire these creatures. It was fabulous.

Thank Vincent D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place. Saw 40 green turtles and an Hawaiian monk seal fantastic wind surfing. A real gem. Traffic a problem. Beautiful place to visit.

Thank Dano1946
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last day in Maui after a glorious 4 week stay was spent touring around this area to pass time before our flight home. We have been before but this day was extra special as we saw a huge amount of sea turtles (we counted...More

2  Thank maggie c
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StacieRR
17 December 2017|
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Response from Jay R | Reviewed this property |
As many have stated it would seem that dusk (just prior to sunset) seems to be when you are most likely to see turtles in great numbers. However, I think that there are some on the beach at any time during the day.
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Steve Q
1 March 2016|
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Response from JESSE J P | Reviewed this property |
Delayed answer. The surfing app question has been answered quite well. Surfers are there whenever the wind is blowing, which is all of the time. This is one of the VERY best wind surfing beaches in the world. The greatest... More
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MariahAndMarc
2 December 2015|
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Response from sactrav66 | Reviewed this property |
During low tide when they come in to rest. When high tide comes in they swim out.
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