Hana Beaches

The beaches in Hana are some of the best on the island if you are lucky enough to visit on a day with good weather. Unfortunately, the weather in Hana has a tendency to be very wet and rainy. The key to getting a good beach day in Hana is to stay in the area for multiple days or if this is not an option, you can try to head out there on a day when the tradewinds are not blowing.

Hana Beach – Waianapanapa Beach

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Wainapanapa Beach is a beach in Hana that is famous for its black sand. The sand from this beach comes from lava rock wearing down over a number of years. Swimming here can be refreshing and the clarity of the water is great from snorkeling. However, only experienced snorkelers should do so since the waves here are pretty large. There are also caves with fresh water in the other part of the park. These offer a fresh water dip.

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Hana Beach – Hana Bay Beach

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The Hana Bay Beach is a protected cove in Maui’s Northern coast. This place is very popular with locals and tourists since it is the location of a couple of events. One example is the Canoe Regatta that signals the canoe season in Maui as open. There are amenities here that you can use. There’s a pavilion and Helene Hall. It is an ideal location for picnics, an outing or a fun day at the beach. Caution is advised since there is no life guard here.

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Hana Beach – Hamoa Beach

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Hamoa Beach is one of the top beaches in Maui. This one is a 1000 foot crescent of fine sand. You can snorkel here especially at the left of the cove. However, this beach is exposed to the open ocean so caution is advised. Always ask the life guards if it is safe to go into the water. There are restrooms available to the general public but additional amenities are available for Hotel Hana Maui guests.

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