Hanakao'o Beach Park
Hanakao'o Beach Park
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Maui, HI3,990 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This public beach park is also known as Canoe beach. The canoe club has a building within the park by the Hyatt .
This park is current being used by fire victims to live in tents. The parking is very limited and picnic tables are in use. These campers are residents waiting to find long term housing. The park authorities are allowing the tents for houseless residents.
Written 14 April 2024
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mamma50
Bengaluru, India452 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We stopped here as we were passing by and spend some time. We enjoyed the cool breeze and relaxed. Not much crowded at all. Nice place for a quiet picnic. There is paid parking available.
Written 9 March 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
A paved path for both pedestrians and bikes runs the length of probably a mile or so, along the way are fire pits, covered picnic tables, loads of grass and birds, views of turtles from the rocks above (they like to eat the moss on the rocks), and the ancient Chinese (we think) cemetery wherein lie the remains of the early laborers. The writing on the markers appears to be Chinese.

Reach this lovely little park by passing the Hyatt, crossing the small bridge over the creek, and continuing along past the Canoe Club. There is a lifeguard station, several shower and restroom facilities along the way here, as well as a pretty active beach scene. This has regularly been one of our favorite walks when we do decide to hoof it into Lahaina (rather than take the bus).

During our early December, 2021, visit, Mother Nature delivered a 100-year storm to Maui (and all the islands, eventually). Rain entered under doors, trees fell down, streets flooded, mountain-sides turned into waterfalls, beaches eroded (further) and shops ran aground. along our walk, we saw a boat being cut up and hauled away. This walk showed just a hint of the ill-effects.
Written 6 February 2022
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Sally Thoe Downs
Albuquerque, NM5,403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
On Kaanapali Beach just off the Honoapiilani Highway about two miles north of the town of Lahaina. Its more popular name is "Canoe Beach" because this is the home of the Lahaina Canoe Club and is the site of numerous outrigger canoe regalia. We walked here frequently to get ourselves oriented during the first week and to enjoy the scenery birds and the lush beautiful tropical trees. The thrill of seeing greenback turtles floating and swimming close to shore was an unforgettable lifetime experience. From a beach park perspective, this is one of the better ones and also is situated near a well maintained historical cemetery, which is in fact quite interesting and peaceful.
Written 2 October 2021
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Tacomafam
Tacoma, WA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We came here for an early morning snorkel because we had done Kapalua, Honolua, and Black Rock the previous three mornings. We wanted to try something new. A south swell was beginning to churn up some waves so we were unsure about safety getting in and out of the water. It was nice to have a lifeguard there to talk to about this. He saw we were experienced snorkelers and showed us where to safely enter the water and where to find the coral (go to the left) and where to exit the water again. I am so glad we persevered because we saw so many turtles! We even saw turtles interacting with each other. We kept popping our heads above water to say “This is epic!” Highly recommend.
Written 28 August 2021
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oak2wn
Oakland, CA849 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Parking was easy, and there is a bathroom facility with an outdoor shower. Snorkel in front of the lifeguard tower. We saw turtles while snorkeling, as well as some fish. Large shady area.
Written 12 July 2021
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SandiS778
Spokane Valley, WA73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Excellent Snorkeling! This beach is also called Canoe Beach. There is a large sandy area for swimming and to the left of the beach (if you are looking at the ocean), are rocks where turtles sun and swim. There is also a lifeguard there which is wonderful, given all the shark attacks this year at this part of the island. There are bathrooms, so you can change your clothes. Lots of parking nearby. We found shade too, however, be warned to ALWAYS wear shoes if you are on or near the lawn. The trees drop small branches with large thorns. Unfortunately, two of us stepped on these thorns before finding out. The beach itself isn't the best, but the snorkeling is amazing!! We saw Butterfly fish, Moorish Idol fish, Green Sea Turtles, Eels, Yellow Tang, Trumpet fish, just to name a few!
Written 4 March 2021
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Kerry A
Scottsdale, AZ291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Quite a bit of parking - we found a spot right away. Plenty of room to practice social distancing. Sand, surf, great ocean views. Swings, etc. for kids. Clean-ish public restrooms, especially for a park. Close to stores; within walking distance.
Written 19 February 2021
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Creeping_Death_LA
Los Angeles, CA4,401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
There's free parking available and we walked over to the front of the mega hotels to sun bathe. The only drawback is the coral and rocks in the water which makes it difficult to enjoy. While hanging out on the sand we continually witnessed turtles in the water swimming by, at least they enjoyed a swim.
Written 26 January 2021
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404HappyTraveller
Saskatchewan, Canada482 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Our family group of six adults and two children drove up here from Kihei on a Sunday morning, expecting it to be rather congested, and were pleasantly surprised that we practically had the beach to ourselves. There is easy access from the highway, with lots of parking, the beach has lots of space with a nicely shaded grassy area, lots of picnic shelters and BBQ’s, lifeguards, washrooms and a beach shower. Snorkelling was good, the beach was sheltered from most of the waves, and, if you like, the waterline is firm sand and you can walk onto the adjacent Kaanapali Beach for as far as you might care to walk.
Written 10 February 2020
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