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Ho'okipa Beach Park

Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
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Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stopped by Ho'okipa Beach Park after our bike ride down Haleakala volcano in hopes of seeing some kite surfers and turtles. We weren't disappointed! The big waves were more than we would want to swim in, but the beach was beautiful and we enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Driving around the island we stopped here to watch the surfing. The surf report on surfline.com said 11-14 foot , it was more like 14- 20 foot , SICK SICK SICK we blew off the rest of our Haiku drive and stayed to watch these...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stopped here by chance, and were pleasantly surprised! Its a beautiful gold sand beach, huge waves, strong winds, and surfers to be seen. But our highlight was seeing the many turtles swimming near the shore and some actually sun bathing right on the beach!...More

Thank Agnes G
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach, breathtaking surfers and kite surfers, usually a good truck handy. Portable toilets. A beautiful place to hang out and watch for the big one. Hang 10, brah.

Thank Bethsbeach
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful seafront park with an assortment of brave souls wind surfing in challenging waves just off this beach. This is well worth the short drive from Piai. This is not a place for us tourists to swim. That is why God made...More

Thank DougR
Reviewed 15 January 2017

In the evening the huge sea turtles come ashore and sort of get tucked in for the night. Sort of stack them selves close to each other. I think we saw about 200 of them make their way inch by laborious inch. Even at 7:00...More

Thank jeannecass
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this awesome beach at sunset. Resting turtles, surfers, wild waves, locals selling wares, and a picturesque lookout.

Thank travelThecountry78
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We went in the late afternoon to see the sea turtles which were resting a protected area on the beach. We were able to get some great pictures. There is a fruit stand at the top of the hill which is worth stopping at as...More

Thank 14guestb
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Not a terrific place for bathing, unless you plan to surf, the turtle watching is fantastic. The day we visited there were over 50 on the shore, resting.

Thank okmac
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a good spot to watch suffers. If you can not get in to the lower lot there is usually a spot up above.

Thank Lillian M
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Steve Q
Coming the 12th - 19th of March. Any competitions during those dates? What's the best time to see surfers and is there a site that gives forecast of how big the swells are?
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
What is the best time of day to see the turtles on land?
1 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
what's the closet beach that's good for little kids?
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