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HĀʻena State Park

Scenic wild-land park. This park lies at the “end of the road” on KauaÊ»i’s north shore, and is an extremely popular destination for both visitors and locals. Viewing of wet caves — ancient sea caves formed during a higher stand of sea, probably 4,000 years ago; tradition credits Pele the volcano goddess as having dug the caves in her search for a new home. Beach-related activities, shore fishing, viewing of spectacular Nāpali Coast and swimming at KeÊ»e Beach (conditions allowing). The turquoise cove provides a picturesque setting to enjoy a picnic or stroll on the beach. The trailhead for the 11-mile Kalalau Trail begins in this park. It is best to arrive early as the limited parking fills up rapidly.


Dennis Nardi

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
The park has a nice long beach that essentially connects to another beach. There is decent snorkeling there, a public bathroom & shower, and some food trucks along the road. The water close to shore appeared to be pretty calm, and reasonably shallow, and out away from the water a considerable distance the waves were larger and were where some were surfing.

Christopher Grimes

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
Maui has way better state parks.

Steve Powell

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
Great Beach Park, Arrive Early. The water is excellent here. The view from the bluff at the western end of the eastern park is awesome. Great spot for kids to learn how to surf.

Fenil Patel

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
Amazing beach. Very beautiful view and peaceful. Clean water.

Laura Cot

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017
Amazong for watching the sunset (and snorkling)

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