Wai'anapanapa State Park

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Address Hana Hwy near mile marker 32, Hana, HI 96713
Black sand beach with fresh water pools, camping, hiking, fishing, caves and much more. Remote volcanic coastline offers amazing photo opportunities.

• General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Nature Walk

Wai'anapanapa State Park is an amazing place and holds one of my all time favorite beaches which is Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach.

Getting here is easy. Assuming you are heading east along the Hana Highway, take a left turn at Honokalani /Waianapanapa Road which will be shortly after (southeast of) the Hana airport area. Follow that road and the state park signs to the end and you'll run into a large parking area.

Once here you can head down to Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach as it is not to be missed, but you can see a cave, take a hike, swim in a fresh water pool, camp, watch the blow hole go off (if it's going off), or just take in the amazing scenery. This is the stuff of postcards so bring a camera.

There are few places that have colors as vibrant as this, it's as if the entire place has had an HDRI filter applied in Photoshop for your viewing pleasure. Do not miss this one!