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Ho'okipa Beach Park

Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
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Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea turtles” (119 reviews)
“watch surfers” (47 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Parking is scarce, but no one lingers too long. The waves are beautiful to watch and sometimes there are surfers riding the dangerous waves. On the shore, there are turtles basking in the sun, and I love seeing them every time we stop by here....More

Thank bellaa07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a ton of fun at this beach. The kids slid on the slimy rocks like it was a slide, sea glass is all over, great snorkeling, surfers to the right, wind surfers out to the left, and some other odd surf contraptions were...More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spiritual place to be one with the ocean and all its ferocious yet soothing glory! Amazing wind surfers, surfers and surfing turtles. Always windy, always changing!

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by after visiting Paia and we were not disappointed. The surf was wild with a few brave surfers out. Lots of sea turtles in the water and on the beach. Amazing!!!

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved watching the turtles come up. Great for smaller children that can't snorkel yet. Lots of steps but has covered pavilions, bathrooms and showers.

Thank Sandee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great stop to see surfers and ocean. Parking is a little wonky but lots of locals and visitors all enjoying the view ocean and waves. Very windy when we we're there making great sail surfers to watch and some pretty good waves. Lots of folks...More

Thank MikeJennyQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love to go hiking when we visit places and I check out trails for us nearby. I found the King’s Highway trail that begins at Ho’okipa State Park down the road from where we were staying in Wailea. The drive there...More

1  Thank Gwen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our 10 days on Maui the annual Big Wave Surfing Competition took place on Jaws as the top surfers in the world too part. We hiked in a couple of miles to watch surfers compete on waves that were between 25 to 40 feet...More

Thank MrMeat9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We liked this beautiful beach. Although there wasn‘t a lot of wind or huge waves, there were plenty of people in the water. It was fun just to watch the action. There are also lots of turtles and they are huge. Finding a parking spot...More

Thank Mas6807
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see beach while in Maui. Big waves for surfing and windsurfing. At the far end is a rocky area where you can view sea turtles grazing on the algae.

Thank jbarclay
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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
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.
kerry w
5 April 2015|
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Response from Ceal_nor | Reviewed this property |
A late answer, but still. In Paia (2.5 miles away) you have Baldwin beach park. If you have toddlers, the best best is Baby beach. Drive through Paia (going west), you pass Baldwin, take right onto Nonohe pl, take 2nd right... More